At approximately 20:10 hours on Wednesday, March 10, Boston EMS, Boston Fire, Mass State Police, and the East Boston Police responded to calls for a major MVA on McCellan Highway. First arriving responders located a vehicle that had been split in two. The 18-year-old operator of the vehicle was pronounced dead on scene, and the passenger, a 16-year-old girl, was expelled from the car and launched approximately 25 feet up the road.
The female passenger was taken by ambulance to a local area trauma center with serious injuries. Full notifications were sent by the patrol superior to the Homicide Unit, Fatal Collision Investigation Team, Crime Scene Response Unit, Night Commander, and District Commander, among others, due to the severity of the incident. McClellan Highway was shut down for miles in both directions with traffic being rerouted until early the next morning.
An additional 1,200 people were suspected to be out of power in the East Boston area due to the serious nature of the crash. The driver of a second car that was involved, believed to be operated by a 16-year-old boy said to be friends with the passengers of the other car, stayed on scene and was questioned by Police.
At this time no charges have been filed; however, family close to the incident speculate that he may face charges related to possible involvement in drag racing. A far too common issue on this strip of road where numerous others have also lost their lives as a result of these high speed collisions.
The preliminary investigation shows that the two motor vehicles collided with each other, sending one vehicle into the telephone pole and the second car into the guardrail. At this time no further information is available and the investigation is ongoing.