Authorities Seeking Public’s Help in Brighton Highway Fatality

BOSTON, July 14, 2017—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today asked for the public’s help as State Police and Suffolk prosecutors investigate a fatal collision on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Brighton on Wednesday.

Police and prosecutors are seeking witnesses to the crash, which took place just after 2:00 pm near Exit 17, and in particular any dashboard camera or other video footage taken by commercial or private motorists that might have captured the incident.

The preliminary investigation by the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit and the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section suggests that a commercially-owned Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling eastbound when it stopped in the right travel lane – an area without a breakdown lane – so the driver and a passenger could secure an attached trailer. A 2010 BMW 528I driven by a 19-year-old-man from Revere struck the rear of the trailer.

The Chevrolet’s driver, a 20-year-old man from Everett, was struck in the roadway and died at the scene. The passenger, a 25-year-old-man from Everett was also injured and was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The 19-year-old driver of the BMW was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. No charges have been sought at this time.

Anyone with information or footage related to the collision, even if it appears only tangential, is asked to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.




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