REVERE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) - Police say a 52-year-old Revere woman has died after being struck and dragged about a half-mile by an MBTA bus.
On Tuesday evening Gayle Johnson left her temporary job at a bank in Medford's Wellington Circle and boarded the MBTA route 110 bus for the five mile trip home. She got off at her stop and a bus, likely the same one she got off, struck Johnson and dragged her.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office said Johnson was fatally hit by the bus around 7 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 400 Broadway. She was dragged about a half-mile. When first responders arrived Johnson was dead in the street.
Johnson's sister and roommate Karen said, "At 7 o'clock I had this, my mother used to call it, someone walked over your grave feeling."
Karen said that her sister was sweet, unassuming and hard working. She never married or had kids.
"The last vision I have of my sisters life are her empty shoes in front of the firehouse," Karen Johnson said.
Officials claim the 56-year-old driver showed no signs of impairment and was subjected to drug and alcohol testing, which is MBTA policy. The results of the tests will be requested via subpoena by investigators.
The driver has not been charged. The district attorney's office notes the investigation remains active.
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