ACTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities have identified the Roche Brothers employee who died after being hit by a car in the parking lot of the grocery store in Acton.
Emergency crews responding to a reported pedestrian crash at Roche Bros on Massachusetts Avenue around 1:10 p.m. Monday found Denise Stracqualursi, 56 of Tewksbury, laying alongside the travel lane in front of the store after she had been struck by a car, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Police Chief Richard Burrows and Fire Chief Robert Hart.
She was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Stracqualursi died on Thursday, authorities said.
A preliminary investigation suggests that Stracqualursi was crossing the travel lane toward the parking lot with a shopping cart to assist with curbside pick up orders when a 76-year-old female driver turned left with her car and struck Stracqualursi, authorities added.
“Events like these are not accidents, but preventable tragedies given predictable vehicle hazards are often ignored by employers,” said MassCOSH Executive Director Jodi Sugerman-Brozan. “No one should have to risk their life for a paycheck.”
The driver remained on the scene.
No charges have been filed at this time.
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