Investigation Concludes In Methuen Tragedy
The investigation conducted by Methuen Police and State Police assigned to the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, determined that the gate which fell on the boys was not on its hinges, but was unsecured and leaning against the wall in the area where the dumpsters were kept. It fell under their weight when two of the boys were climbing it, resulting in this tragedy.
Timothy's eight year-old brother, Andrew, was transported to Children's Hospital in Boston following the accident. Steven DiLeo, 13, was uninjured, and Brandon LaPorte, 13, suffered a minor leg injury.