Pedestrian struck and killed on Worthen Road

Lexington — An elderly female Lexington resident was killed after being struck by a car on Worthen Road on Sunday evening.

According to police, the pedestrian was crossing near 21 Worthen Road in an area where there are no crosswalks when she was struck by a Toyota Prius. The resident was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where she was pronounced dead.

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The events leading up the crash are under investigation

According to Capt. Manny Ferro of the Lexington Police Department, further investigation is needed before police decide whether or not to make an arrest in the incident.

“State Police are out; the reconstruction team work[ed] with us last night,” Ferro said Monday. “No charges have been filed.”

Ferro said police have not released the name of the victim citing the need to fully notify the next of kin.

Almost exactly a year ago to the day in the same general vicinity, an elderly Lexington man died from injuries he sustained after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Worthen Road near Militia Drive.

Sunday’s accident was the second involving a pedestrian in Lexington Center in the past week. On Thursday evening, Nov. 18, a 17-year-old male was struck by a car while crossing at a crosswalk on Massachusetts Avenue near Depot Square. The accident reportedly occurred at low speed and the pedestrian was not seriously injured.