‘Salt of the Earth’: Friends remember man killed when car crashed into Roslindale triple-decker

BOSTON — One man was killed and another was injured after a car slammed into a triple-decker on Washington Street in Roslindale on Sunday.

People who live in the triple-decker where the crash happened told Boston 25 News the man who was killed owned the building. The Suffolk District Attorney identified him as 60-year-old Egidio Dantuony.

“It’s sad, I heard he was a really good guy and that he would let people use his snowblower and do all the other houses,” said Kevin Monteiro, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash. “He would sit on the porch and just say hi to people as they walk by.”

Investigators have not said what caused the driver of a silver sedan to go off the road, onto the sidewalk and into the home.

A man who said he worked with Dantuony in Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department for 20 years stopped by the scene Monday morning.

”He was the salt of the Earth,” the friend said. “He could fix anything and everything.”

Dantuony leaves behind a wife, the friend added.

“She kept on coming by looking for her husband,” Monteiro said. “She was very distraught, and she was looking for her husband because he was outside, and he always sat on the porch and the porch was mostly gone.”

Investigators have not said if the driver will face charges.

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