DUI not suspected in Massachusetts teacher’s death
The tragic traffic death yesterday of a Pentucket Regional Middle School teacher in Massachusetts is under investigation but drugs and alcohol are not though to be factors.
The 49-year-old teacher, Mark Worrall, failed to stop at an intersection of Pheasant Run Drive and Route 111 early yesterday morning. His small SUV ended up hitting a tree across the roadway, and he was later pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the crash.
Worrall was a passionate science teacher and a cancer survivor. He leaves behind 3 children. Worrall was leaving a friendly hockey game in Haverhill the night of the accident. The school where he taught is open today from 12-2 for students and community members seeking counseling or having questions about the accident.
The police investigation will attempt to uncover the reasons Worrall did not stop his car prior to entering the intersection or striking the tree. In these circumstances, alcohol is typically first considered and then ruled out. Now police will attempt to learn of Worral potentially was distracted, fell asleep or suffered another medical malady causing him to lose control of his car.