UPDATE State Police Investigate Double Fatal Crash in Boston

UPDATE Massachusetts State Police Release — 10192014 — State Police Investigate Double Fatal Crash in Boston

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:57 a.m. troopers from the State Police Barracks in Boston and Brighton responded to calls of a head on crash on the Jamaicaway at Perkins St in Boston. A 2007 BMW 530XI with three occupants struck a 2002 Toyota Camry with two occupants. Two of the passengers from the BMW, a 44 year old Everett woman and a 33 year old Revere woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. The two women did not have seat belts on and it was determined to be a factor in their deaths. The driver of the BMW, Jennifer Guzman, 26, of Hyde Park, was transported to Beth Israel Hospital for non life threatening injuries. The occupants of the Toyota were also transported to Beth Israel Hospital. The operator, Cesar Viasus, 36, of Roslindale had non life threatening injuries. The passenger, who is in critical condition has not yet been identified. The initial investigation of the crash indicates the BMW crossed the center lane markers and the vehicles collided head on.

Assisting at the scene were the Troop Investigators and a Patrol Supervisor from the Stater Police Headquarters in South Boston, the State Police Detective Unit from the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the Crime Scene Services Section, the Boston Fire Department and EMS, the Boston Police and the Brookline Police. The Jamaicaway was impassible and remained closed throughout the crash investigation, reopening at 6:35 a.m.

The names of the of the deceased occupants from the BMW have been released after notification of next of kin. The 44 year old woman from Everett was identified as Maria Y. Hernandez. The 33 year old woman from Revere was identified as Luz A. Puentes-Sheets. The previously unidentified passenger from the Toyota is now in recovery at Beth Israel Hospital and has been identified as Luis Parra, 43, of Roslindale.

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