A dog that was discovered inside the victim's car was carried by the Westford's animal control officer on Oct. 12. PHOTO BY PATTY STOCKER

Women Killed in Market Basket Accident Identified

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A dog that was discovered inside the victim's car was carried by the Westford's animal control officer on Oct. 12. PHOTO BY PATTY STOCKER

A dog that was discovered inside the victim’s car was cared for by Westford Animal Control Officer Meg Mizzoni on Oct. 12. PHOTO BY PATTY STOCKER

 

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has identified the woman who was killed in a tragic accident in a Market Basket parking area on Oct. 12.

Wei Wang, 64, of Acton, was pinned under her car when another driver pulled into the space in front of her SUV and hit it, causing it to roll backwards. Wang was apparently loading groceries into the back of her vehicle at the Westford Market Basket in Cornerstone Square at around 11 a.m. She was pinned underneath.

According to Ryan, Wang was transported by emergency responders to Lowell General Hospital. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ryan did not provide the identity of the driver of the other car.

A dog discovered in Wang’s car was cared for by Westford Animal Control Officer Meg Mizzoni until she handed the dog off along Route 110 to Wang’s adult daughter. Mizzoni declined to identify the daughter, but said the dog came alive when he saw her and the three passengers in her car.

“What a difference when he saw them. He was so excited,” Mizzoni said, speculating that the dog, which has white curly hair, is a bijon.

No charges have been filed against the other driver, but the investigation is open and active.

Update – This story was updated at 1:44 p.m. to include information about Wei Wang’s dog and to clarify how she was injured in the accident.