UPDATE: Victim Identified in Motor Vehicle Accident in the Area of River and Washington Streets, Dorchester


At about 5:15 AM on Saturday, July 12, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident at the corner of River and Washington Streets, Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle. The 32-year-old female victim, later identified as Shariffa Kombe of Dorchester, was transported by Boston EMS to Carney Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Kombe later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The operator of the vehicle that struck Kombe remained on the scene and made himself known to police. 

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

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text the word β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous and is interested only in your information, not your identity.