Crossing guard struck in Everett, later dies
EVERETT, Mass. (WHDH) -- A school crossing guard was hit and seriously injured in Everett Wednesday morning. She later died at a hospital.
Police said Marie Stewart, 71, of Everett was working at the corner of Cherry Street and Ferry Street in Everett when she was hit by John Mitchell, 67. Mitchell was driving a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) pickup truck.
“Our condolences to the family and prayers to the woman, our prayers to our employee,” said John Vetere of the MWRA.
Stewart was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where she later died. Mitchell was transported Whidden Memorial Hospital for observation.
“We just went over to her to try and see if she was conscious -- her eyes were open, but she couldn’t speak,” said Robert Noe, a witness.
Accident reconstruction teams were on the scene trying to piece together what happened.
“They’ll be taking our vehicle, obviously impounding it, doing a thorough investigation, checking the speed, checking the seatbelt, checking the brakes. Everything that needs to be done will be done,” said Vetere.
People who live and work in the area said Ferry Street can be very busy during the morning commute.
The driver has not been charged. The incident remains under investigation.