On July 26th 2022 at approximately 00:45 hours, Boston Police Officers and Boston EMS received a call for a two-car crash in the area of Tonawanda Street and Greenbrier Street in Dorchester.
After units were dispatched, further information revealed that one of the passengers was unresponsive on the sidewalk. Boston EMTs and Firefighters could be seen preforming CPR and attempting to save the man’s life.
Eventually the Boston EMS Chief Physician who was on scene with paramedics decided that the resuscitation efforts were not going to being the man back. The man was pronounced on scene and covered in a yellow sheet pending the recovery by the Medical Examiner.
Numerous people from both vehicle involved with the crash reportedly fled on foot from the area. Officers searched the area and reportedly located all involved parties, however Boston Police would not confirm any charges at this time. Sources on scene tell us that both operators were unlicensed at the time of the crash.
Due to the man’s death, full notifications were made with members from the Homicide Unit, Fatal Collision Investigation Team, Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff and others all being called to the scene.
Officers could be seen canvassing the area for witnesses as well as putting up crime scene tape around the intersection of where the collision occurred.
Into the early morning, investigators could be seen reconstructing the accident, marking, measuring and surveying the area. The specialized unit, FCIT, is only called out when someone either dies or suffers sierous life threatening inuries in any type of crash and is regarded as one of the most exclusive units within the department.
According to a Boston Police Department spokesperson, investigators continue to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
As of this afternoon, August 2nd, Boston Police have yet to identify the victim or confirm if either of the drivers have been charged in the man’s death.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.