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Pedestrian struck by motorist Saturday in Derry has died

DERRY - A pedestrian struck by a motorist while crossing Tsienneto Road Saturday has died, according to Derry police.

Jeanne Petrin, 69, died at Massachusetts General Hospital Monday, police said in a press release.

No charges have been filed against the driver, Denis Mwaura, 17, of 19 Linlew Drive, Derry, police said.

The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. when Petrin was crossing Tsienneto Road northbound in the area of Sunview Condominiums toward the parking lot of a business, Fireye Inc. While crossing the road, Petrin was struck by a car driven by Mwaura travelling westbound toward the intersection of Tsienneto Road and Route 28, police said.

Lt. Dan Beattie said Saturday night that it was dark and the collision occurred in a poorly lighted area.

"The pedestrian had just stepped off and unfortunately the collision was unavoidable," Beattie said.

The accident is being investigated by the Derry Police Accident Reconstruction Team.


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