Troopers Charge Driver in Winthrop Double Fatal with Motor Vehicle Homicide, OUI

The driver charged in the crash that killed his two passengers yesterday in Winthrop is in Massachusetts State Police custody at State Police-Revere and will be transported to East Boston District Court this morning for arraignment. 

The driver, JOHN F. FANNIN, 30, of Winthrop, is charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence of liquor, 2nd offense. 


The passengers in the vehicle, both of whom suffered fatal injuries, were Kathryn J. Adelstein, 28, of Winthrop, and  Madeline L. Lund, 29, of Beverly.


Investigation by multiple Massachusetts State Police units indicates that at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday FANNIN was operating a Mitsubishi Eclipse northbound on Winthrop Shore Drive in the area of Neptune Avenue when he crossed the solid white fog line line and struck the rear left corner of a parked 2013 Dodge Ram 1500. The Mitsubishi subsequently overturned onto its roof and rotated approximately 180 degrees. 

The investigation is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.

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