The motorist who struck the pedestrian in last night’s crash in Medford is EVERTON CANDIDO, 18, of Somerville, who was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
The victim is identified as Walter Wishoski, 77, of Malden.
Preliminary investigation by State Police units indicates that Mr. Wishoski was crossing Middlesex Avenue in a westerly direction and the Ford operated by CANDIDO was traveling northbound when the car struck the victim.
CANDIDO remained on scene while Troopers investigated the crash. He was subsequently arrested for unlicensed operation.
The investigation remains ongoing.
ORIGINAL RELEASE, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 at 2:41 AM
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN MEDFORD
At approximately 6:50 PM Sunday Troopers from the State Police-Medford Barracks, along with Medford Police and Fire and EMS, responded to a crash involving a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the vicinity of 330 Middlesex Avenue in Medford.
The pedestrian, a 77-year-old Malden man, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The investigation determined that the victim was struck by a 2013 Ford Fiesta as he was walking in the right travel lane. The operator of the Fiesta is expected to face charges for unlicensed operation.
CANDIDO was booked at State Police-Medford; a bail clerk released him on bail pending arraignment in Somerville District Court.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing and being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and Medford and Somerville Police.
Updated information will be provided later today.