QUINCY (CBS) -- A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Quincy Friday morning has been identified as a "beloved" Boston Red Sox employee. Donny Bowes, 58, was a security supervisor at Fenway Park.
A friend tells WBZ Bowes was walking to his off season job when he was hit by a car on Newport Ave. It was just after 4 a.m. Police say the 32-year-old Quincy woman who was at the wheel did stay at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
The loss has devastated the Red Sox organization. Longtime colleagues and friends say Fenway won't be the same.
"We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Donny Bowes this morning. He was beloved by countless co-workers and Red Sox fans during his 15 years with the security department," the Red Sox said in a statement. "Donny's endless energy and infectious positive attitude made a significant impact on the Fenway Park experience. He will be greatly missed."
WBZ-TV's Dan Roche remembered his bright personality. "We spent a lot of down time over there waiting to go on television and things like that," Roche said. "He'd say 'How's your family? How's everybody? How's the kids?' …. If you had a question, 'Let me help you out.' If someone came in to bother you, 'Get out of here.' He was one of those guys. Call him a big brother, call him a friend, but he felt like a family member."
Adrienne Martin, wife of the late NESN videographer John Martin, knew Bowes for years.
"Such a big smile, always welcoming. I saw him do that with everybody, strangers at Fenway. He had that graciousness about him," Adrienne Martin said.
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