State Police Investigate Double-Fatal Crash on Route 28 North in Malden
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Martin Cooke indicates that a 1996 BMW sedan traveling northbound on Route 28, left the roadway striking a residence at 75 Fellsway in Malden. After the crash, the BMW caught fire but was subsequently extinguished by the Malden Fire Department. A juvenile female passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mass. General Hospital. A second passenger, 18 year-old Pauline Darilus of Somerville, was ejected, suffered serious injuries and was subsequently pronounced deceased. The operator, 22 year-old Jean M. Olivier of Malden suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Preliminary information suggested that Darilus was a juvenile. However, further investigation has confirmed that she is 18 years-old. The identity of the female juvenile passenger is being withheld due to her age.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Malden Fire Department, Masshighways and the DCR assisted Troopers at the scene.
Due to the investigation and vehicle recovery Route 28 North was closed for approximately 3 ½ hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.