On Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 21:40 hours, Boston EMS, Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, and the Boston Fire Department responded to multiple 911 calls reporting that a pedestrian had been struck on the Interstate 93 northbound near South Bay.
State Police officers were first to arrive on the scene. They immediately located a male victim near exit 15 who was unresponsive. Witnesses say he was attempting to cross the highway when a Toyota SUV struck him, throwing him over the median onto the southbound highway where he was struck again. EMTs immediately pronounced the man dead on the scene. He has since been identified by the State Police as 49-year-old Mark McAuliffe who is homeless.
Troopers from CAR Section as well as Detectives from Suffolk County SPDU all responded to the scene. Three lanes of I-93 were closed to traffic for hours while the State Police Photo Recon team worked to investigate the accident. The driver of the SUV, a 53-year-old man, stayed on the scene and cooperated with Police. He was one of the first people to call 911 initially and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Later into the night, the victim was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and official determination on cause of death. Police and Detectives are still actively investigating, but sources tell us that no charges are expected in relation to this incident.