Two Swampscott Young Men Die After Crash

The crash took place early Friday in Revere.

State Police. Courtesy
State Police. Courtesy

Two young men from Swampscott have died after the vehicle they were in crashed into a house in Revere on Friday morning.

The 19-year-old driver underwent surgery but died Friday night, WHDH Channel 7 reported late Friday night.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley's office reported earlier Friday that the driver had been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The District Attorney's office also reported earlier Friday that the 20-year-old passenger was transported to Whidden Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Authorities have not identified the young men.

The District Attorney's office has a policy of not releasing the names of individuals unless criminal charges are brought forth, office spokesman Jake Wark said on Friday afternoon.

Revere Police were called to the home at 1936 North Shore Road shortly after 7 a.m. Friday when the residential alarm activated, the DA's office stated. Police found a Subaru Impreza had struck the home, causing serious injuries to the occupants and major damage to the vehicle. No one inside the home was injured.

Channel 7 reported a neighbor as saying that it was not the first time that home had been struck.  

The Boston news station interviewed a Revere police lieutenant at the scene.

“It looks like the car may have lost control up the roadway, slid on to sidewalk and into the house at a high rate of speed,” Revere Police Det. Robert Impemba told the news station.

State Police assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office and Revere Police detectives were investigating the crash.

The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which has jurisdiction over death investigations in Revere, responded to the scene, as did troopers from the Revere barracks, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and other specialized units.

Patch will report any additional information as it becomes available.

Harlan Stearns December 15, 2013 at 08:29 PM
I have never heard of such a policy "The District Attorney's office has a policy of not releasing the names of individuals unless criminal charges are brought forth"
cynthia calabrese December 18, 2013 at 07:22 AM
I have never heard of this policy either. where can we find the policy so that we can read it.
Terry Date (Editor) December 18, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Cynthia and Harlan, This was the first time I had heard of someone with this policy, too. It may be an internal policy set by Suffolk County DA Daniel Conley. At least, I did not see it posted on his website, http://bit.ly/J60Y93. Conley's general number: (617) 619-4000.
David Sakurai December 24, 2013 at 09:44 AM
I saw there were drugs involve with one of the victims posted on patch the other day "one of the... had 4 drugs in their system" (paraphrased) and then it was deleted. Was this a misprint? Tough for the families in addition to this tragedy, if this is the case.
Terry Date (Editor) December 24, 2013 at 01:21 PM
That information you refer to was not posted here. We did not identify the crash victims, as they were not identified by official sources. Nor did we post anything about drugs.


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