Karen Raffa Obituary, Death – A woman who was waiting in the patient pick-up area of a doctor’s office in Salem, Massachusetts, last week was struck and killed by a motor vehicle, according to a report that was published on Boston.com on Monday. The incident took place last week. Age-wise, the lady was 69 years old (December 12). Around eleven o’clock on Friday morning, policemen on patrol in the area of Highland Avenue saw a woman who they later identified as Karen Raffa, a local resident of Beverly who had been reported missing. At the time, she was experiencing “serious” pain in both her leg and her wrist as a result of her injuries (December 9). Raffa was claimed to be in stable condition when the initial report was made, but in the end, she did not survive the injuries that she had and passed away as a result.
The female driver of the vehicle, who was said to be 87 years old and to be from Peabody, was present when the police arrived on the scene. After the incident, she was eventually taken to Salem Hospital to be checked over by medical staff there. An investigation into the deadly collision is currently being carried out by the Salem Police Department as well as the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. The authorities have made the decision to conceal the woman’s identify from the general public until a determination can be made regarding whether or not charges will be brought against the woman in connection with the incident.
It was said in an obituary that was distributed by the Salem News that Raffa had “suffered life-threatening injuries in a sad accident” and that this was the cause of his passing. In addition, the obituary referred to Raffa as “a devoted and caring Mother, an incredible Nana, a kind Aunt, a supporting and loving friend to all,” as well as “her husband Frank’s greatest friend.” Raffa passed away on January 15, 2019.