WINTHROP — Chief Terence M. Delehanty reports that the Winthrop Police Department has charged a driver from East Boston following a fatal accident that occurred on Friday afternoon.
KENNETH THOMPSON, AGE 84, of East Boston, has been charged with:
- Motor Vehicle Homicide, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Failure to Stop/Yield
Winthrop public safety dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls on Friday, Aug. 13, at 3:26 p.m. regarding a two-car accident at the intersection of Hagman Road and Walden Street. First responders from the Winthrop Police Department, Winthrop Fire Department EMS, and Action Ambulance arriving at the scene discovered that the female operator of a Jeep involved in the accident had been critically injured.
First responders performed lifesaving measures on the driver. She was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
A preliminary investigation by Winthrop Police suggests that a Hyundai Elantra traveling northbound on Hagman Road, learned to be operated by THOMPSON, collided with the Jeep, traveling on Pauline Street toward Woodside Avenue, at the intersection of Pauline Street, Hagman Road and Walden Street.
The accident continues to be under investigation by the Winthrop Police Department, the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team, and detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Further media inquiries should be made to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.