March 24, 2016
Woman Bartender Arrested For DUI After Killing 70-year-old Pedestrian in Worcester, MA
Suspect Rebecca Brooks, 37
A 70-year-old man was struck by a sport utility vehicle and killed Wednesday night as he tried to walk across Shrewsbury Street, police said, and the driver, a Whitinsville woman, was charged with drunken driving and motor vehicle homicide.
A witness who said he was a passenger in a black Jeep that stopped just down from Seward and Shrewsbury streets said he ran to the victim and checked for a pulse. Initially he found one, but then it faded, he said.
Police said the pedestrian, age 70, was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. Police were withholding his name until family could be properly notified.
Police identified the driver as Rebecca Brooks, 37, of 24 Laura Lane, Whitinsville. She was arrested and charged with motor vehicle homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent driving.
70-year-old pedestrian struck, killed by alleged drunk driver in Worcester
By Steven H. Foskett Jr.
Telegram & Gazette Staff
Posted Mar. 23, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Updated at 6:12 AM