Pedestrian killed in West Boylston identified as 19-year-old Leominster woman

Smarlyn Pamela Reyes was hit twice on I-190 Sunday, according to police, who said one driver stayed at the scene but the other did not.

A pedestrian who was struck by two vehicles and killed on I-190 in West Boylston early Sunday morning has been identified by police as 19-year-old Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, of Leominster.

Massachusetts State Police said Reyes was seen on the northbound side of the highway by several motorists who reported a pedestrian was in the roadway around 2:20 a.m. before she was struck by a passing vehicle.

An investigation showed she had lost control of a 2008 Infiniti for reasons still under review, police said in a statement. The vehicle careened off the left side of the road and rolled over into the median.


Reyes then walked out onto the highway, where she was hit in the right travel lane by a driver who didn’t stay at the scene, according to officials. She was hit a second time by a 40-year-old Leominster man driving a 2008 Mazda.

Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No other injuries were reported.

On Monday, authorities were still seeking the identity of the driver of the first vehicle. The Leominster man stayed at the scene, and no charges have been filed against him, police said.

The incident prompted first responders to close the northbound side of I-190 at Exit 4 for over three hours Sunday.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the crash to call state police at 508-829-4431.