Boston, MA - In an alleged hit and run, Allison Donovan, age 40, died when a vehicle struck her over the weekend. Donovan was a Somerville teacher at the Watertown Public Schools.
On Friday night, a tragic accident occurred in Somerville when a Massachusetts teacher was struck in an alleged hit-and-run. The 40 year old woman, identified as Allison Donovan, died a few hours later. Allison Donovan was a teacher in the Watertown Public Schools, was struck and killed while walking in the crosswalk with another woman. According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, and according to NECN, the police responded to the incident at approximately 7:15 p.m.
The accident happened at the intersection of Powderhouse Boulevard and Hardan Road. According to NECN, many witnesses stated they saw a pickup truck hit the two women walking through the crosswalk. The vehicle that was accused of committing the crime was a full-size, black pickup truck. Some witnesses had stated that the truck could have been a Ford F-150.
After the accident, both women were rushed to Mount Auburn Hospital. Though the other woman was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, there was nothing medical personnel could do for Donovan; the beloved school teacher had been pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
When surrounding neighbors were interviewed on the matter, George Letorney came forward to provide commentary, according to NECN. Reports state that Letorney claimed it was unbelievable that the suspect could drive away under such circumstances. He could not fathom that information, according to NECN.
The school that Allison Donovan had worked for had several employees and students that were extremely devasted after hearing the disturbing news. Donovan’s family and friends were shocked and extremely upset, too. Donovan’s brother, Mark, had come forward to state that he loved his sister, according to the Boston Herald.
A memorial started to take shape at the scene of the crash on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Many friends and family members came by to lay their flowers and pay their condolences.
Services have not been released to the public as of yet, and many are unsure if the information will be released.
The other woman involved in the crash is said to be alright.