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Former county man dies after being hit by bus

WORCESTER — A former Franklin County man died of injuries suffered in a bus accident earlier this week.

Joseph L. “JJ” Barron Jr., of Buzzards Bay, died at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center University Campus, after being struck by a school bus.

Barron was walking on the westbound lane of Interstate 290 in Worcester, when he was struck by the bus at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday. He died later that day from his injuries.

No students were on the bus, which was headed to the Holy Name Junior-Senior High School. The accident remains under investigation by state police.

Barron was a previous resident of both Orange and Wendell.

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