LOWELL, Mass. — A 26-year-old man was allegedly racing Thursday night when he lost control and struck two pedestrians, killing them both, the Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office said Friday.
The double fatal crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Pawtucket Boulevard, according to the DA.
Officials say 26-year-old Tyriek Brown of Everett was allegedly racing with another vehicle on Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell when his vehicle veered off the road striking two pedestrians on the sidewalk. Officials say speed was a factor in the crash.
Jose Medina, 66 and Fernanda Medina, 62 of Lowell were rushed to Lawrence General Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Brown was also sent to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The black Ford Mustang remained at the scene, its flashers on, and rested on the sidewalk. There was heavy damage to the right side of the vehicle, and tire marks stretched across the road. A woman at the scene said she heard the loud crash. When she ran outside, she saw bystanders at the scene attempting CPR on one of the victims.
Brown was arrested and charged late Thursday night with motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter in connection with the crash. He’s currently being held pending his arraignment.
Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of the second vehicle allegedly involved, who they say fled the scene.
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