UPDATE-STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN BOSTON

UPDATE

The victim in this crash is identified as Mark McAuliffe, 49, whose last known permanent address was in Malden. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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INITIAL RELEASE, Oct. 23, 2022 at 9:34 AM

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN BOSTON

At approximately 9:40 PM Troopers from the State Police-Tunnels Barracks and State Police-South Boston Barracks, along with Boston Fire and EMS, responded to a crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on Route 93 in Boston in the area of the South Bay shopping center. The pedestrian, an adult male who has not yet been identified, suffered fatal injuries.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was attempting to cross Route 93 in the area of exit 15 from west to east. The pedestrian crossed the southbound lanes and the median and then entered the northbound side, where he was immediately struck by a 2019 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle in the left lane.

The impact threw the victim back across the media into the left travel lane of the southbound side.

The Toyota operator, a 53-year-old man, stopped immediately and called 911 to report the crash and was cooperative with investigating Troopers. At this time there is no indication that the operator was driving in a reckless manner or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The victim had no identifying information in his possession. Attempts to identify him remain ongoing.

As this time, no charges have been filed. The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crash is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.