Concord Police identify pedestrian struck and killed by driver


Monitor staff
Published: 12/16/2022 12:42:21 PM
Modified: 12/16/2022 12:39:43 PM

Police identified Ewa Martel, 75, as the Concord woman who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Friday, Dec. 2 near the Hood Plant on North State Street. 

Police and fire were called to the area of 340 N. State St. at 10:49 a.m. after Martel was hit by a vehicle driven by Timothy Ricker, 53, of Concord. Ricker was heading south toward downtown.

Upon arrival, paramedics and police provided medical assistance before Martel was transported to Concord Hospital where she later died. 

Ricker remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said. No charges have been filed. 

Martel was once known as a bicycle enthusiast and an avid wine maker, passions she shared with her late husband, Larry, who died in 2018 of Pulmonary Fibrosis. The two married later in life after his first wife died. Martel was described in her husband’s obituary as “an angel who lifted him up and brought joy back into his life with her incredible smile that came from within  along with her present happiness and joy in life.”

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has additional information can contact the Concord Police Criminal Investigations Division at (603) 225-8600. Information can also be submitted anonymously through the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100 or at

Jamie Costa

Jamie Costa joined the Monitor in September 2022 as the city reporter covering all things Concord, from crime and law enforcement to City Council and county budgeting. She graduated from Roger Williams University (RWU) in 2018 with a dual degree in journalism and Spanish. While at RWU, Costa covered the 2016 presidential election and studied abroad in both Chile and the Dominican Republic where she reported on social justice and reported on local campus news for the university newspaper, The Hawks' Herald. Her work has also appeared in The *Enterprise *papers and the *Cortland Standard *and surrounding Central New York publications. Costa was born and raised on Cape Cod and has a love for all things outdoors, especially with her dog.

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