UPDATE: Pedestrian Victim Identified from Malden Fatal

December 1, 2018 — The pedestrian killed last night in Malden has been identified as Leith Antonio Latiker, 49, believed to be homeless. The remaining facts and circumstances are still under investigation.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.

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November 30, 2018 – At about 7:20 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by two motor vehicles on Route 1 Southbound in Malden which resulted in a fatality. The facts and circumstances surrounding his death remain under investigation. Please do not call the barracks directly.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Ricky Chiampa indicates that an adult male was struck as he was walking in the roadway on Route 1 Southbound by a 2001 Mercury Marquis, which was traveling southbound at the time. That vehicle was operated by an 84-year-old Stoneham man. The pedestrian was then struck a second time by a 2012 Ford Escape, operated by a 20-year-old Stoneham woman, who was also traveling southbound at that time.

The pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene. No one in either vehicle was injured in the crash.

The cause of this crash, including why the pedestrian was in the roadway, is still under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section. No charges have been filed at this time.

State Police were assisted on scene by Malden Fire and EMS, and Malden, Melrose, and Saugus Police.

The identity of the victim is in the process of being determined and will be withheld pending family notification.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.

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