SAUGUS (CBS) — A 69-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed while walking along Route 1 Wednesday night, authorities say.
Massachusetts State Police said Loretta Williamson had been walking with a companion near the Red Roof Inn where they were believed to be staying. The crash happened shortly before 11 p.m. and closed two lanes of traffic.READ MORE: FBI Offering Up To $20K For Info On Suspect In 1981 Norton Murder
Williamson was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The companion was not struck.READ MORE: Owners Of The Station Nightclub Tell Their Side Of Story On '48 Hours'
Shortly after the crash, a 20-year-old Saugus woman driving a 2005 Nissan Altima called police to say she may have hit someone while driving north on Route 1. Police said she’s not being charged at this time, but they are investigating to see if the crash could’ve been avoided.MORE NEWS: 'DCR Wants To Turn This Into A Lawn': Group Fights Plan To Relocate Herter Community Garden
The names of the victim and driver have not yet been released.