Man Dead Following Accident on Christmas Day in Worcester

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
GoLocalWorcester News Team

A man was killed in a car accident on Chandler Street early Christmas morning.

The man, 33, was transported by paramedics to the hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Susan Dixon, 58, is charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide, 2 counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury (Death), Operating to Endanger, and Operating after Suspension of License (2nd or Subsequent). She will be arraigned tomorrow in Worcester District Court.

The Incident

On December 25 at about 5:30 a.m., Worcester Police were sent to the area of the BP Gas Station at 37 Chandler St for a report of a pedestrian accident. Upon arrival, officers saw bystanders doing CPR on the 33-year-old man. There was also a traffic light down in the road. The victim was transported by paramedics to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

The Accident Reconstruction Unit was called in, and began the investigation. The suspect car was located at 127 Chandler St, down the street from the location of the accident. It was severely damaged and had been abandoned. The investigators were familiar with the car, a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, from previous incidents. They spoke with Dixon who often drove the car.

The investigators pieced together the incident over the course of the investigation.

At this time, investigators believe that Dixon drove the car to the BP and spoke with the victim in the parking lot. The victim reached into the car to give her something when she suddenly drove away, with the victim half in the car.  Dixon backed into a fence, and then drove into the light pole. The victim suffered injuries to his neck, chest, and abdomen.  Dixon was unable to drive her car shortly after that, and left it near 127 Chandler St. 

She returned to her residence at 31 Knowles Rd, where she was placed under arrest.

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