Elderly woman killed in Hudson crash

HUDSON – An elderly woman was killed Monday afternoon after her car and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Pine and River streets Monday afternoon, Police Capt. Michael Burks said.

The woman’s Dodge Neon was pulling out of Pine and onto River when it collided with the pickup at 1:34 p.m., Burks said.

The woman was later pronounced dead and a male passenger suffered a broken leg and other injuries and was taken to Marlborough Hospital, Burks said. The driver and a passenger of the pickup truck reported minor injuries but were not taken to the hospital, he said.
The accident was reported by several neighbors, including Maggie Davis of 132 River St.

Davis was in her kitchen when she heard screeching tires followed by a loud crash.

“I had just gone inside to get lunch and I remember thinking, ‘There seems to be a lot more traffic and faster cars on this road,” Davis said.

According to Davis, she went outside and saw a white pickup truck in her bushes.
Davis said she called 911 and police and ambulances quickly arrived. Rescue crews had to free the woman with the Jaws of Life cutting tool, she said. The woman’s passenger was conscious when he was placed into the ambulance, she said.

The woman was driving a burgundy Dodge Neon, which was totaled, Davis said.
The identity of the victim, who is believed to be in her early 80s, has not been released, Burks said.

State police conducted a reconstruction of the crash and are working with Hudson police on the investigation. The intersection reopened at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday, police said.