Tewksbury crash victim dies from injuries

A 61-year-old Tewksbury man who was struck by a car near his home on Salem Road in Tewksbury Tuesday died of his injuries Thursday at a Boston hospital, and a 23-year-old Groton woman died in an unrelated accident on Interstate 93 on Thursday.

Terence Morrissey, 61, died Thursday at Boston Medical Center, where he was flown by MedFlight helicopter after being struck on Salem Road near the Tewksbury-Wilmington town line on Tuesday night about 6:30.

Morrissey was taken directly from the crash site to the parking lot of Rite Aid on Main Street, where a helicopter was waiting.

Nicole Deluca, 23, of Groton, was pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital after a rollover accident on Interstate 93 south in Methuen on Thursday afternoon, according to the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover.

An unidentified 7-year-old boy who was in the 1998 Chevrolet Blazer that Deluca was driving was in critical condition, according to the paper.

The Eagle-Tribune reports a MedFlight helicopter landed on the highway to rush the boy to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The crash occurred between the Lowell Street and Pelham Street exits about 4:30 p.m.

The cause remains under investigation.

Police have not identified the 24-year-old woman who was driving the small car that struck Morrissey in Tewksbury. Neighbors said the portion of Salem Road where the crash occurred is very poorly lit.

Morrissey was a Tewksbury High School graduate, who studied aeronautical engineering and got a degree in environmental biology before spending most of his life working as a plumber for Suburban Plumbing in Tewksbury, and for Cassidy Culligan in Lowell, according to his obituary.

Morrissey was a decorated U.S. Navy veteran, who served as an engineer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence, seeing action during Grenada, according to his obituary.

He had no children.

The investigation into the crash that claimed Morrissey’s life is ongoing. State police accident reconstruction specialists are part of that investigation.