Truck strikes, kills pedestrian walking on Route 128 in Wakefield

State Police are investigating a car accident that killed a pedestrian walking on Route 128 in Wakefield Monday afternoon, officials said.

John Marsetta, 39, of Gloucester was hit by a truck. He was rushed with life-threatening injuries to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he was pronounced dead, State Police said.

The driver of the truck was identified as Scott Carmichael, 51, of Tewksbury. No charges have been filed against him, the statement said.


State Police responded to reports of a pedestrian struck while walking on the ramp from Route 129 at 3:08 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Carmichael had struck Marsetta while driving southbound on Route 128.

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It is unclear why Marsetta was in the roadway, State Police said.

Wakefield EMS and the state Department of Transportation assisted at the scene, officials said.

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