BU Academy teacher killed in fatal bus accident in Mattapan

Dr. Jennifer Formichelli. (Jean Lee BUA’20/Courtesy Boston University)
Dr. Jennifer Formichelli. (Jean Lee BUA’20/Courtesy Boston University)

A woman was struck and killed by a school bus driver in Mattapan on Tuesday, Boston University said in a statement.

Jennifer Formichelli was a Boston University Academy teacher, BU said. She was hit Tuesday morning near the intersection of Walk Hill Street and Blue Hill Avenue and died a short time later.

Police said the bus driver has been found. Charges have not yet been filed, pending an investigation.

BU Academy said in a statement that Formichelli will be remembered as "a thoughtful, highly intellectual scholar of English literature."

“A champion of social justice, deeply committed to equity and inclusion in and out of the classroom; a trusted advisor; a warm and loyal colleague and friend; and, most of all, an engaged and dedicated teacher who loved her students," the statement said. "Through her work at BU Academy, she shaped the lives of hundreds of young people. She was a cherished member of our school community and will be deeply missed.”

With reporting from WBUR's Sherrilyn Cabrera



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