A Marshfield man is facing serious charges after he was allegedly involved in a two-car motor vehicle crash that killed a 13-year-old girl, and seriously injured two other people, in Pembroke Sunday morning.
Gregory Patrick Goodsell, 31, of 116 Arlington St., is being charged with operating under the influence of liquor – manslaughter, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, in addition to other charges: two counts of operating under the influence of liquor causing serious injury, and one count each of having an open container of liquor in a vehicle, negligent operation, a marked lanes violation, speeding, improper passing, and failure to stop or yield at a traffic signal.
Goodsell was arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Monday, the district attorney’s office said in a news release. He’s being held without bail; a dangerousness hearing is set for Jan. 3.
Authorities responded to the crash on Route 139, Church and Oak streets around 6:50 a.m., Pembroke police said in a news release.
First responders found a Subaru with “heavy” damage when they arrived, according to the district attorney’s office.
“Across the roadway, a white Ford pickup truck which was operated by Goodsell was fully turned around and also had heavy front end damage,” the news release from the district attorney said.
Goodsell was arrested at the scene while three people – two 13-year-old girls and a 50-year-old woman – from the other vehicle involved were taken to South Shore Hospital with what were said to be “severe” injuries, according to the district attorney’s office. The teens were later brought to Boston Children’s Hospital for treatment, and one of them died around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.
“Mr. Goodsell admitted to drinking several beers, drinking Jameson Whiskey and using cocaine on the night prior to and into the early morning hours before the crash,” Carolan Blackwood, a prosecutor, said, according to WCVB. He also allegedly said he’d been at a company Christmas party the night before.
Goodsell allegedly told authorities on scene that he “drank way too much,” NBC10 reported.
“I know I shouldn’t have been driving, I can’t believe I did this,” he allegedly said, according to the news station.
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) December 30, 2019