Death Investigation in the Area of Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street


At about 9:50 AM on Saturday, February 25, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle crash in the area of Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a minivan had crashed head-on into an MBTA bus that had stopped at a bus stop. The operator of the minivan, an unidentified adult male, was transported to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The operator of the bus as well as four passengers were taken to Boston area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Further investigation of the incident revealed that the minivan was reported stolen yesterday, Friday, February 24, 2017, out of Quincy.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.