Boston, MA– Over the weekend, a fatal car crash took place in East Boston, killing one. Now, police officers and investigators are asking those who may have witnessed the accident to come forward and give a statement to help with the investigation. Anonymous information is welcomed.

The incident was reported on the Boston Police Department website. On Sunday, May 5, at about 1:15 a.m., officers from District A-7 in East Boston responded to a car accident in the area of 1025 Bennington Street. When they arrived at the scene, the officers found one car rolled over, lying on its roof with extensive damage. This vehicle was a grayish color. There were two people present in the car when the officers arrived on the scene, one who was declared deceased. The victim was identified as Amber Pelletier, age 20, of Central Falls, Rhode Island. The second occupant of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital to be monitored and accessed for non-life-threatening injuries.

A third occupant of the vehicle, the driver, was nowhere to be found initially; the driver had fled the scene of the accident immediately after the crash. Later on, police officials found the individual and arrested the driver. A name has not been released. The individual is to be arraigned on multiple charges.

According to BPD News, the investigation is still ongoing. All investigators assigned to the case are asking for any witnesses to come forward and give a statement on what they saw at the scene of the accident. Some local residents were seen providing assistance and aid to the victims of the accident; these are the residents that investigators would like to speak with first. Any other residents who saw anything relevant to the accident are also encouraged to contact the local police department.

Witnesses who arrived at the scene before emergency vehicles, during emergency response, and after emergency personnel departed are encouraged to do share information by one of the following:

  • Contact BPD Fatal Collision Investigative Team at (617) 343-6135
  • Anonymously call CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS
  • Text Crime to 27463

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