SPRINGFIELD ‒ A man and woman have been pronounced dead after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with another near Boston’s Leverett Circle and entered the Charles River, the Massachusetts State Police have reported.
Troopers responded to the reported collision near the city’s Museum of Science around 6:40 p.m. Saturday. Preliminary information collected as part of the state police’s investigation suggests that the two-vehicle crash on Monsignor O’Brien Highway sent one of them into the water on the east side of the northbound travel lanes.
The unidentified occupants, who were pulled from car which was completely submerged, were sent to Massachusetts General Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries where they were pronounced dead, state police said. No one else was located in the water.
The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, State Police Troop H detectives and members of the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the cause of the crash.