Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating after a reported road rage incident Wednesday left a female pedestrian dead and the male driver who allegedly ran her over fighting for his life.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said officers responded to the Watertown intersection of Galen and Watertown at 11:20 a.m and found a woman and a man, the latter suffering from multiple stab wounds. Ryan said the woman, who is in her late 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene while the man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, according to WHDH.
In a police radio recording acquired by The MetroWest Daily News, an officer can be heard saying, “a person got stabbed here, supposedly someone’s got a knife.” Ryan said the deceased woman’s relative was at the scene and taken into custody.
Ryan said the relative stabbed the tow truck driver at least five times. The attorney said the relative was walking with the woman when she was struck and killed.
The district attorney also mentioned that the relative was also taken to the hospital but declined to disclose the details surrounding his hospitalization.
A witness who called police told The Boston Globe that the woman fell to the ground and suffered what he believed was a fatal head injury. He also speculated that the man accused of stabbing the driver is the victim’s son.
“The guy kept stabbing [the driver] and chasing him all around the truck. The guy [driver] was screaming ’I didn’t see her! I didn’t see her,’” the witness told the Newton TAB, adding that a scuffle occurred which resulted in both men falling to the ground.
Police have rerouted traffic as they and the district attorney’s office continue to investigate the incident.
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