SUTTON – An avid runner, who was struck and killed while jogging in Sutton, worked as a psychotherapist at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Framingham.
Sutton Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Dabiel De Lima on Wednesday morning in the small Central Massachusetts community.
“Initial observations suggest that the individual was a jogger and was struck by a passing motor vehicle,” said a press release from Sutton Police.
“There have been no reports from motorists reporting that they had struck a pedestrian,” said Police in that release.
“The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center lost one of our own,” Edward M. Kennedy Health Center CEO Stephen J. Kerrigan said in a statement to the Boston Globe.
“Daniel De Lima was a truly gifted and exceptional behavioral health provider who worked with his patients and our team for many years. His loss will be felt deeply by the community he served and the people he helped,” said Kerrigan.
“Daniel truly understood our mission and was a dedicated and committed member of our team. He was our friend and colleague, kind and caring, touching all those he worked with. He will be missed by his patients and colleagues. In this difficult time of sorrow, we offer our most sincere condolences to Daniel’s family and friends,” said the CEO.
DeLima, who lived in Milbury, worked at the Framingham and Milford offices of the Center.
DeLima graduated from Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in psychoanalysis in 2004, and a doctorate in psychoanalysis and culture in 2013.