Woman who died after being hit by car on Notre Dame St. in Westfield identified

Hampden County

The identity of an elderly woman who died from injuries she suffered after being struck by a car on Notre Dame Street on March 22 has been released. 

Westfield Police Captain Michael McCabe identified the woman as 71-year-old Gail Dearellano of Putnam Drive in Westfield. She passed away on Sunday. 

Westfield woman struck by car on Notre Dame Street Friday morning

Dearellano was hit by a car while crossing Notre Dame St. on her way to work at Mestek located on North Elm Street early that Friday morning. 

The operator, a Westfield man, stopped, called police, and stayed with her.

A section of Notre Dame Street was closed for nearly three hours due to the accident. 

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