Mercy Kimani Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the untimely passing of Mercy Kimani, a 41-year-old resident of Newburyport. She was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident on Low Street last weekend, leaving the community in shock and mourning.
City Marshal Murray expressed deep condolences to Mercy’s family and friends, acknowledging the sorrow surrounding this devastating incident. After diligent efforts to notify her next of kin, the identification of the victim has been made public.
The details of the accident remain under investigation, with local authorities and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section working together to determine the circumstances leading to this tragedy. Questions arise as to whether Mercy was crossing the road, walking along the street without a sidewalk, or if other factors were involved.
Eyewitnesses, including Ward 6 City Councilor Byron Lane, shared their accounts of the incident. Councilor Lane, who had encountered Mercy moments before the accident, described her as appearing disoriented while crossing the street.
He expressed profound sadness at being the last person to see her alive and recounted his anguished reflections on whether he could have done more to prevent the collision.
The loss of Mercy Kimani is a profound blow to the community, leaving behind grieving family, friends, and a city in mourning. As the investigation continues, we offer our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this heartbreaking event. May Mercy’s soul find eternal peace, and may her memory serve as a reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilance.