Fatal accident

At the scene of a fatal accident on Route 12 in Fitzwilliam this morning is Fitzwilliam Police Chief Lenny DiSalvo, state medical examiner Cheryl Pinney, and a Fitzwilliam EMT who declined to give his name. A flagger working for Eversource was struck and killed by a car near the Troy town line.

FITZWILLIAM — A person has died after being hit by a motor vehicle on Route 12 near the Troy line this morning, according to police scanner reports.

The crash took place in the construction zone where work is being done on high-tension power lines owned by Eversource, according to the reports. The identity, gender and age of the victim were unavailable as of press time.

Route 12 was closed in the area following the crash.

Fitzwilliam Fire and Ambulance responded to the crash just before 9 a.m.

The Troy Fire Department responded to the Minute Mart in that town to set up a landing zone for a medical transport helicopter coming from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., according to the scanner reports.

Around 9:30 a.m., Troy fire officials reported that the helicopter had landed. Soon after, Fitzwilliam emergency personnel told emergency dispatchers using police code that they had a fatal accident, to contact the medical examiner and that the helicopter wouldn’t be needed, according to scanner reports.

Eversource spokesman Martin Murray confirmed this morning that it was a flagger who was struck at what was an active work site.

A Sentinel employee who was stuck in traffic on Route 12 said the vehicle involved sustained heavy front-end damage and there was a woman in the back of a police cruiser.

Meghan Foley can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1436, or mfoley@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @MFoleyKS.