The investigation into the fatal pedestrian crash at Old Colony Avenue at Gavin Way in South Boston remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.
The 66-year-old male victim, who was determined to be deceased at the scene, is not being identified at this time. We continue to make efforts to locate and notify his next of kin.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the man was attempting to cross the southbound travel lanes on Old Colony Avenue, heading in an easterly direction, when he was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van operated by a 38-year-old Stoughton man. The driver was not injured. He remained on scene.
The ongoing investigation will determine whether criminal charges against the operator are warranted. In order to protect the integrity of that ongoing investigation, no further information is being released at this time.
Please note that State Police do not release the identity of people involved in crashes unless they are victims of fatal injuries or are charged.
INITIAL RELEASE, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2015
This evening at around 6:15 p.m. a male pedestrian was struck on Old Colony Avenue at Gavin Way in South Boston. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was crossing Old Colony Avenue at the time he was struck.
The pedestrian, a 66-year-old male from Boston, was pronounced at the scene. The operator of the motor vehicle, a 38-year-old male from Stoughton, stayed at the scene. No further information about the operator or the identity of the victim, are being released at this time.
This crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. No charges have been filed at this time; the ongoing investigation will determine if charges are warranted. State Police were also assisted on scene by Boston Police, Fire and EMS.
Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries. More information will be released at an appropriate time.