Death Investigation: BPD Officers Arrest One in Connection to Fatal Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Crash in Area of Mass Ave & Pompeii Street


At about 3:55 AM on Sunday, February 19, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave and Pompeii St.

On arrival, officers observed a female victim, believed to be in her late twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center for further treatment of her injuries. The operator of the vehicle remained on scene. It was later learned that the operator of the vehicle and the victim knew each other and had been travelling together in the same vehicle prior to the accident. Additional information indicates the victim had exited the vehicle and was injured when the operator drove off as victim was attempting to re-enter the vehicle. Officers arrested the operator, Brianna Smith, 26, of Boston and charged her with Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Motor Vehicle) and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

The victim of the incident passed away later that night and has been identified as 29-year-old Cusandra Webb of Dorchester.