State Police investigating fatal crash in Boston
Advocate Staff Report
At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Troopers from the State Police-Tunnels Barracks and State Police-South Boston Barracks, along with Boston Fire and EMS, responded to a crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on Route 93 in Boston in the area of the South Bay shopping center. The pedestrian – Mark McAuliffe, 49, whose last known permanent address was in Malden and was, reportedly, homeless – suffered fatal injuries.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was attempting to cross Route 93 in the area of exit 15 from west to east. The pedestrian crossed the southbound lanes and the median and then entered the northbound side, where he was immediately struck by a 2019 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle in the left lane. The impact threw the victim back across the median into the left travel lane of the southbound side.
The Toyota operator, a 53-year-old man, stopped immediately and called 911 to report the crash and was cooperative with investigating Troopers. At this time there is no indication that the operator was driving in a reckless manner or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Reportedly, no charges related to the crash are expected.
The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crash is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
State Police investigating fatal pedestrian crash in Medford
At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Troopers from the State Police-Medford Barracks, along with Medford Police and Fire and EMS, responded to a crash involving a pedestrian – Walter Wishoski, 77, of Malden – struck by a motor vehicle near 330 Middlesex Ave. in Medford. Wishoski was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The motorist who struck him is Everton Candido, 18, of Somerville, who remained on the scene and was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was released on bail.
Preliminary investigation by State Police units indicates that Wishoski was crossing Middlesex Avenue in a westerly direction and the 2013 Ford Fiesta operated by Candido was traveling northbound when the car struck the victim. 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.