Alcohol Suspected In Deadly Riverway Crash In Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a deadly crash in Boston early Saturday morning.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office says the driver, 38-year-old Robinson Avendano of Dedham, lost control of his BMW on the Riverway at Brookline Ave., the car hit a tree, and it flipped over several times.

One of Avendano’s passengers, a 26-year-old Dorchester woman, was killed in the crash.

Avendano and a back-seat passenger were transported to Beth Israel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The D.A. says it appears that all three people involved in the crash had been drinking.

Avendano is charged with operating under the influence and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Additional charges are expected.

Police shut down the Riverway for several hours overnight to try and determine the cause of the crash.


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