, Salem, MA

November 18, 2013

Man dies after being struck by two cars

By Bethany Bray

---- — SALEM — A Lynn man died yesterday after being struck by two cars on Marlborough Road this weekend.

Two 21-year-old pedestrians, Jonathan Acosta and Tania Mayorga, were struck by a vehicle as they were crossing Marlborough Road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Salem police.

Acosta was thrown into the opposite lane and struck by a second, oncoming vehicle, said Sgt. David Tucker.

He was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital and was pronounced dead yesterday morning. Mayorga, who is also from Lynn, was listed in critical condition last night, Tucker said.

The incident remains under investigation, but alcohol or speed “do not appear to be a factor” in the crash, said Tucker.

As of last night, the two drivers involved in the accident, Steven Sack of Cambridge and Jacqueline Seda-Andreottola of Salem, had not been charged with anything, Tucker said.

Acosta and Mayorga were crossing Malborough Road near a dangerous, blind curve near the intersection with Scenic Avenue, Tucker said.

It’s a residential area with a speed limit of 30 mph.

Both drivers stopped after the accident and have been cooperative with police, Tucker said.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.