At approximately 2:30 AM today on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, an officer from the Transit Police Department conducted a stop of a motor vehicle for violations of the auto laws in the area of Boston Avenue and College Avenue in Medford, MA. The motor vehicle was wanted in a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred on July 18, 2018 in the area of 141 Bowdoin Street, Boston. The operator of the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Mark D. Lundy of Billerica, and officers found that Lundy’s driver’s license was suspended/revoked. Transit officers were also notified that the previous day members of the Boston Police Fatal Crash Investigative Team had applied for and received an arrest warrant in Dorchester District Court charging Lundy with Vehicular Homicide by Reckless Operation, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash with Personal Injury, and Operating after License Suspended/Revoked in relation to the fatal crash near 141 Bowdoin Street. Transit officers notified members of the BPD FCIT of the stop and placed Lundy under arrest by virtue of the outstanding warrant and Operating after License Suspended/Revoked.
The facts surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 1:20 AM Sunday, July 8, 2108, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a motor vehicle accident in the in the area of 141 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a motorcyclist suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. The victim, an adult male, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Investigators assigned to the BPD’s Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Team are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and believe a motor vehicle or motor vehicles may have been in the area at time of the accident. Anyone with information relative to these vehicles 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.
If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.