UPDATE: BPD Identify Victim Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in East Boston and Seek Public’s Help with Ongoing Investigation

UPDATE: The Boston Police Department is asking for the public’s help with an ongoing investigation relative to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in East Boston two days ago. Investigators wish to speak with several concerned citizens who were observed rendering assistance and aid to the victims on scene prior to the arrival of responding units, and any witnesses to the collision and events after the collision. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the BPD Fatal Collision Investigative Team at (617) 343-6135.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 1:15 AM, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle roll-over in the area of 1025 Bennington Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers observed one car, described as a gray motor vehicle, lying on its roof with extensive damage. According to Boston EMS personnel already on scene, one occupant, who has since been identified as Amber Pelletier, 20, of Central Falls, Rhode Island, had been declared deceased while a second occupant was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle, considered occupant #3, had fled the scene and was gone before police arrived. That individual was later located, arrested and arraigned on multiple charges.

Community members wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.