SOMMERVILLE (CBS) – State Police are investigating a fatal car crash on the ramp from Route 28 southbound to Route 93 in Somerville.

It happened shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Christopher Ward, 19, of Woburn, was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus when he lost control of the car, veered off the roadway and plummeted nearly 40 feet onto Route 93.

Ward was taken to Mass General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a pickup truck that was also involved in the crash had left the scene. About an hour later, the man who was driving that vehicle returned to the scene in another vehicle.

Lawrence Capriotti of Somerville is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but he’s not charged with any offenses related to the actual cause of the crash.


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