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Pedestrian who died is identified

LAWRENCE – The pedestrian struck and killed Monday evening on Parker Street was identified yesterday as Earle Baker Jr., 54, police said.

Baker was crossing Parker Street, but was not in a crosswalk, when he was hit by a black 2006 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Yordana Gil, 37, of 10 Stevens St., apt. 1, Lawrence, according to a police report.

When officers arrived at about 5:15 p.m., Baker was found “lying on his back with heavy facial trauma,” according to a police report.

Gil was standing outside her car and was “visibly shaken” and “crying,” according to the report, written by officer Thomas Murphy.

She told police she was stopped on Market Street facing west and when the light turned green, she went to to make a left turn onto Parker Street heading north.

Gil said Baker was dressed in black clothing and after she struck him she stopped immediately and called police, Murphy said.

Baker was taken to Lawrence General Hospital where he died approximately an hour later. He had most recently lived on the second floor at 209 Prospect St., police said.

Patriot Ambulance workers also checked out Gil as a precaution, Murphy said.

Baker’s next of kin, a sister living in Harwich, Mass., was notified of his death later Monday night, Police Chief James Fitzgerald said.

The accident remains under investigation by Lawrence police and a Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team.

Fitzgerald neither alcohol nor speed appear to be factors in the crash. Gil is believed to be traveling between 15 to 20 miles per hour when the accident occurred, he said.

“She has not been cited for anything,” Fitzpatrick said.

Once the accident report is completed, the results will be given to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office to see if charges are warranted, he said.

The Pacifica was towed to Coady’s garage on Marston Street and is being held there pending the state police investigation.

Source:  eagletribune.com