Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 05122014 – State Police Investigate Fatality of Pedestrian Struck in Wakefield
This afternoon at approximately 3:08 p.m., troopers from the Danvers Barracks responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck on Interstate 95/Route 128 Southbound at the on-ramp from Route 129 in Wakefield. The pedestrian was reported to have serious, life-threatening injuries.
Upon arrival on scene, troopers discovered that a 2004 GMC Savcut (Box type truck) traveling southbound operated by a 51-year-old male from Tewksbury, struck a pedestrian near the on-ramp from Route 129. The pedestrian, a 39-year-old male from Gloucester, who is not being identified at this time, was transported to Lahey Clinic. Upon arrival at Lahey Clinic the man was determined to be deceased, as a result of injuries sustained from the incident. Names will be released after next-of-kin notifications have been made. The investigation into why the victim was in the roadway is ongoing.
The right lane, breakdown lane and the on-ramp to I-95/Rt 128 southbound were closed until approximately 5:01 p.m.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the State Police Danvers Barracks. State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (CVES), Wakefield EMS, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.
No further information is currently available. Please do not call the barracks directly.
UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 05132014 – State Police Investigate Fatality of Pedestrian Struck in Wakefield
The deceased has been identified as JOHN S. MARSETTA, 39, of Gloucester. The driver/owner of the GMC truck has been identified as SCOTT C. CARMICHAEL, 51, of Tewksbury.
No charges have currently been filed. The remaining facts and circumstances of this incident remain under investigation by troopers from the Danvers Barracks.
No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.