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MBTA Bus Strikes And Kills Pedestrian In Chelsea

Police have released the name of the woman struck and killed by a public transit bus just outside Boston this week.

Transit police identified the woman struck in Chelsea at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday as 60-year-old Mary Pettiglio, of East Boston.

Superintendent Richard Sullivan says the woman was struck by a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority near the Everett Avenue on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge.

The bus driver was not hurt but was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Sullivan says he has driven for the MBTA for 12 years. He underwent drug and alcohol testing and won't be allowed to drive a T bus pending the completion of the investigation.

The MBTA in a statement said it was "deeply saddened by this tragic event."

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