Victim identified in fatal auto pedestrian accident in Dedham

DEDHAM — The Norfolk County District Attorney’s office has identified the woman hit and killed on Route 109 in Dedham.

Officials said Marguerite Scanlon, 63, of Watertown, succumbed to her injuries on scene Monday night around 5:30 p.m.

Police said the driver stopped on scene and is cooperating.

The fatal accident happened just steps from the Doggett Circle senior and elderly housing community.

“I was almost hit the other day going out. They don’t care how they drive. This is a senior citizen place. They don’t care if they’re going 100 mph,” said Janet, who didn’t want to use her last name.

Neighbors are recalling their own close calls with vehicles on Route 109, also known as Bridge Street.

Police have not said if speed was a factor in Monday night’s deadly accident.

“They drive quickly. I think this is a dangerous area because there’s a curve in the road, and you can’t see the cars coming,” said neighbor Jo-Ann Burnett.

Scanlon’s brother told Boston 25 News she leaves behind him and another surviving brother.

He said the family is asking for privacy to grieve the devastating loss just days before Christmas.

“I was thinking it’s almost Christmas and someone lost a loved one,” said neighbor David Kenney. “You have to cherish every day because you never know.”

Dedham Police had no new information on their investigation as of Tuesday night.

It’s unclear if any charges or citations will be issued in this case.

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