DA identifies Canton woman who was fatally struck by car in Westwood

WESTWOOD, Mass. — Authorities are investigating after a woman was struck and killed by a car in Westwood Thursday morning.

Alice Wedge, 82, of Canton was identified as the woman killed in the crash, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

Massachusetts State Police troopers started receiving reports of a person struck by a Nissan on University Avenue at approximately 9:50 a.m. Police said two nearby nurses rendered first aid to Wedge while waiting for ambulances to arrive.

Wedge was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham, according to State Police.

The driver of the Nissan, an adult male, stayed at the scene of the crash and spoke to police officers.

The area around the crash was shut down while an MSP recon team investigated the crash. An initial investigation revealed Wedge was struck while attempting to cross the street from a shopping complex across the road from the train station.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The matter remains under investigation by the Westwood Police, Norfolk DA’s Office, and specialized units of the Massachusetts State Police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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