Man Arrested For Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash In Revere

REVERE (CBS) – An East Boston man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman in Revere early Monday morning, according to state police.

Forty-seven-year-old Jon Ravida allegedly was pulling out of a Hess gas station when he hit 22-year-old Sothany Pen of Revere as she was crossing Route 1A around 5:50 a.m.

She was leaving her overnight job at Target when she was struck. She was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she died.

Ravida allegedly left the scene and was later arrested at his home.

He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

  • Mike

    Is this the guy that drives around with his dog everywhere? The description sounds spot on

  • carina

    If you have any idea as to who this guy is, please help my family.

    • T

      We’re so sorry for your loss. One of our employees actuall witnessed the whole accident and had a good description of the man which helped lead to his arrest. He called 911 and stayed with her until emergency units showed up and then gave in depth detail to police about the incident, a description of the man, what he was driving and what direction he went. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and our hearts. Again we are so sorry for your loss.

      • olivia

        T, thank you and your employee for his help and staying with her when she passed. My family could not have found the coward with out his help. We really appreciate finding him so quickly and now our family can’t get justice. She was a sweet angel and didn’t deserve it. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  • Olivia

    do you have any info? we dont know who this man is.

  • A

    Feel for the girl’s family

    Working on 1A myself and the above doesn’t add up at all

    He was pulling out from a Hess station when he hit her crossing the road.
    If the above picture, which is the U-Turn ramp, was where it happened, it is
    no where near the Hess station.

    Sunoco station perhaps ?

    Either or. Sad sad story and if this is in fact the guy who did it, throw the key away. Partially for hitting her but mostly for running afterwards. Coward

    • iDontYieldForPeopleOnCellPhone

      Hess is the closer gas station from East Boston, also usually cheaper in gas (just to explain why Hess and not Sunoco). He would then need to use the U-turn ramp to head south to East Boston. Sadly the extra distance than sunoco only allow extra time to gain speed. He’s probally a reckless speeder and more likely on the left lane at the time and realized that he has to get to that off-ramp. How else was he going to make that exit without another reckless move? To her family, I’m sorry for your loss.

  • redneckjoe

    my heart goes out to the family of this young woman, what has it that in todays time that if you do hit someone with your car; that you take off?? i just can’t grasp that !! nothing will replace her life, so sad. for him leaving the poor woman they should hang him.

    • olivia

      Thank you, it was a real coward thing to do. He was careless and took my cousins life away. She didn’t deserve that one bit.

  • Wyatt

    I cannot tell you how many times I see pedestrians NOT LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING THE STREET OR DRIVEWAY. No one wants to talk about the elephant in the room. These tragedies could be avoided if pedestrians do what they were told in kindergarten – LOOK before crossing.

    • olivia

      My cousin is smart enough to walk both ways when crossing the street. When driving, it is the pedestrians right of way, wrong or right, if they are already in the middle of the street WALKING, then be courteous enough to SLOW DOWN for 5 seconds, that’s what breaks are for.

      • A

        While I share the sorrow of the loss, I need to remind you that Rt 1A is a State Highway. It is not by any stretch a road you “cross” just because you looked both ways.

        That is like saying a person getting hit while crossing I-93 didn’t do anything wrong.

        Yes Rt 1A in on the Revere/East Boston line suck. It is a far walk to the closes pedestrian crossing and your cousin jaywalked

        That does not excuse the driver, it certainly doesn’t excuse the coward in running, but your cousin does not have right of way on a state highway regardless of how many times she looked both ways

        The blame game is silly and pointless. A human life is lost and way too early. Another life in the driver is lost as well.

        We should remember the victim for the good times I am sure there was and learn from her mistake to prevent these things in the future

      • olivia

        To look both ways*o

      • iDontYield4PeopleOnCellPhone

        Based on where she lived, she wasn’t trying to cross the highway. She was only trying to cross that off-ramp to continue on the same side of the highway heading north to go home. That’s not Jay-walking. I’ve checked today and there are sidewalk/curbs after that off-ramp for predestrian to walk on. This is obviously the driver fault, he was probally going fast on the left lane(check the recent news update) and had to take a sudden right to get off. If I was crossing that off-ramp and saw a car going fast on the left lane, I wouldn’t think that he was going turn right to get off. I would continue crossing. This is why they need to make signally mandatory for any traffic changes, cuz people definite don’t use them often enough. I’m sure this guy didn’t.

    • mike

      Wyatt and A: Gee you aren’t jumping to conclusions or anything are you? Blaming the victim here maybe?

      RIP to the vicxtm and her family.

      Not for nothing but in our laws fleeing the scene implies guilt.

  • Lisa Valente

    He took off after he hit her. He didn’t call for help, he didn’t even stop to help her himself. His life is ruined? Really? He gets to live another day, she doesn’t. I have no sympathy or anyone that does the cowardly thing. As for the statement about 1a being a state highway…it is quite different from a highway such as 93. I live next to a road that is designated as a state highway. It is dotted with homes, businesses and schools. And yes, you are allowed to cross it. The only personat fault here is the coward John Ravida. Selfish disgusting coward.

  • cynic

    Has there ever been any information released about the findings in the case of the pedestrian killed by the Chelsea Police car a few months ago?

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Show
Download Weather App

Listen Live