MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have detained a juvenile driver they say struck and killed a woman, continued driving, and then hit two more pedestrians and a dog.
The dog died.
The driver, whose name was not released because of his age, eventually came to a stop at about 5 p.m. Sunday after his SUV struck a bank in Medford.
He was apprehended there.
The man and the woman with the dog were both taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
No victims’ names were released. The crash remains under investigation and authorities did not announce any charges.
Read the full statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office:
MEDFORD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Medford Chief of Police Leo Sacco Jr. have confirmed that today at approximately 4:49 p.m. a juvenile male travelling in the area of Spring and Emerald Street in Medford struck and killed an adult female. Based on the preliminary investigation the driver continued to travel on Spring Street and subsequently struck two more pedestrians and a Citizen’s Bank located in the area of Yeoman’s Avenue. Those individuals, a male and a female were transported to area hospitals. A dog that was with the victims was killed. The driver was taken into police custody on scene.
Identities of the victims are being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification. This is an open and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Medford Police and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.