• Police ID victims of fatal Winthrop crash; driver charged with OUI


    WINTHROP, Mass. - A 30-year-old man is facing charges of motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence after two women riding in his convertible were killed when he allegedly crashed into a parked pickup truck in Winthrop Sunday.

    John F. Fannin, 30, of Winthrop, was arraigned in East Boston District Court Monday for the deaths of 28-year-old Kathryn J. Adelstein, also of Winthrop, and Madeline Lund, 29, of Beverly.

    Fannin is accused of hitting a parked pickup truck on Winthrop Shore Drive with his Mitsubishi Eclipse on Sunday around 3 p.m. The Eclipse then rolled over, killing his two passengers, police said. The pickup truck was unoccupied.

    Prosecutors say Fannin was also taken to MGH.

    "Mr. Fannin at the hospital was found to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, strong odor of alcohol, he was also found in his pants he had a Poland Spring water bottle that had a brown liquor, um liquid, halfway filled, that had the odor of alcohol that was on his person while he was driving."

    Fannin is charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence, second offense, according to State Police.

    The judge set Fannin's bail at $100,000 cash and ordered him to surrender his license. The next court date is set for October 22.

    Police: Two dead in Winthrop crash, driver to be charged with OUI

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