BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An off-duty Massachusetts State Police trooper was arrested and charged for a fatal crash on Interstate Route 93 in Boston on Friday, according to the State Police.
State Police responded to an incident at around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning where a motorcycle collided with an SUV on I-93 southbound. They said the operator of the SUV was Kristopher Carr, 25, an off-duty state trooper who had just graduated from the academy last week.
Investigators said Carr allegedly lost control of his vehicle and struck the median barrier which caused him to come to a stop perpendicular to the two of the leftmost travel lanes. Carr and a passenger then allegedly got out of the car and while they were outside, a motorcyclist struck the SUV.
The motorcyclist has been identified as Christopher Zike of Winthrop, who sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Boston Medical Center where was later pronounced dead.
Carr was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries. He was eventually released from the hospital and taken into state police custody.
He is facing charges of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The state police relieved Carr of his duty overnight and plan to fire him, according to a statement.
The passenger in the SUV, a 24-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries.
Carr is set to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Friday.