Jul 192014
Updated: July 21, 2014

Neither the Groton Police Department nor the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office had any additional information as of 4 p.m. on Monday, July 21. The Groton Police Accident Reconstruction Unit, led by Lt. James Cullen, is conducting the ongoing investigation.

Ann Elizabeth Murphy, of 551 Longley Road, died after being hit by a vehicle near her home Friday evening around 6:30.

According to a news release issued by Groton Police Chief Donald Palma Saturday morning, “Groton Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to Longley Road in the vicinity of 534 for a motor vehicle and pedestrian accident.

The news release continues, “The victim, a 68-year-old Groton woman, was struck by a motor vehicle while walking on Longley Road. The victim was transported by Groton Fire Department ambulance to Nashoba Hospital, and later transported by helicopter to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston where she succumbed to her injuries.

“The operator of the vehicle, Kara Miller, a 28-year-old Pepperell resident, was not injured.”

Murphy’s name was released by Middlesex District Attorney spokesman Jeff Shapiro. Shapiro said that accident reconstruction teams from his office and Groton Police would work together on the investigation. Shapiro did not have any information about whether Murphy was walking along the side of the road or attempting to cross the road when she was struck.