Alleged Street Racing Ends in Fatal Accident on Washington Street Saturday

On June 11th, at approximately 02:15 hours, Boston Police Officers from C-11 came upon a major motor vehicle accident in the area of 472 Washington Street in Dorchester. Boston Police Officers C-11, Boston Fire Department, and Boston EMS all quickly responded to the accident.

According to a local resident and multiple sources on the scene, a black sedan and a silver SUV were traveling parallel to one another at high speeds inbound to Washington Street, supposedly street racing.

At some point during this reckless race, the two vehicles made contact with one another causing them to loose control and the black sedan crashed, wedging itself between a light pole and a building. The silver SUV crashed into two cars a short distance away and witnesses tell us the driver attempted to flee until the SUV became inoperable. The driver and passengers then fled the scene on foot.

Police were unable to catch the occupants of the Silver SUV, however, sources tell us they will most likely be ID’ed. The driver and passenger in the black sedan had to be cut out of their vehicle by Firefighters.

While police were removing the occupants, they quickly realized the seriousness of the injuries to a female passenger in the black sedan and called for full notifications to be made. District C-11 Directives, members from the Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Response Unit, and the Fatal Collision Investigation Team all responded to the scene.

The female passenger was found without a pulse and was extricated from the vehicle so that CPR could be performed. EMS then arrived on the scene and took over trying to revive the woman.

The woman was then transported to the Carney, where she was tragically pronounced deceased. The male operator of the black sedan was also transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries, his current condition is unknown at this time.

For nearly 6 hours, the area was closed off as police processed the scene. Evidence was marked, crash reconstruction took place ongoing, and the scene was photographed. Sources tell us the preliminary investigation indicates that speed and reckless operation was most likely a large factor in both the cause of the crash and the seriousness.

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing, but sources say charges are expected. Legal experts we spoke to indicated that the drivers of both vehicles will most likely face charges not only for the crash but also for the young woman’s death.

For now, Police are continuing to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and ask anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. If you are a community member wishing to assist, you can do so anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).