State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on the Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Scott Eunson indicates that 60 year-old Vytautas Narkevicius of Somerville was operating a 2002 Infinity QX4 SUV on Route 2 East when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn left onto Route 16. The Infinity struck a light pole in the median and rolled over, landing on top of a 1999 Volkswagen that was stopped at a red light on Alewife Brook Parkway West at the intersection with Route 2 and Route 16. Narkevicius sustained serious injuries in the crash and was declared deceased at the scene. A front-seat passenger in the Infinity, 59 year-old Mary Narkevicius of Somerville, also received serious injuries in the crash and was declared deceased at the scene. A rear-seat passenger in the Infinity, 53 year-old Eduvigs Zayas of Medford, was taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Hospital with serious injuries. The juvenile female operator of the Volkswagen received minor injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Two other juvenile passengers in the Volkswagen were not injured in the crash. The identities of the occupants of the Volkswagen are being withheld due to their status as juveniles.
Although it appears that speed was a factor, 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 Cambridge Fire Department, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Professional Ambulance Service, and MassHighway assisted Troopers at the scene.
Due to the investigation and vehicle removal, Alewife Brook Parkway West was closed for over 3 hours. During this time traffic was diverted off of Alewife Brook Parkway onto Route 16.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.