LOWELL - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson have confirmed that Tyriek Brown, 26, of Everett, the driver of the black Ford Mustang that struck and killed two pedestrians yesterday in Lowell, has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter in connection with the crash. He will be arraigned telephonically today in Lowell District Court.
The preliminary investigation suggests that at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 21, 2020, Tyriek Brown was allegedly racing with another vehicle in the westbound travel lane of Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell when his vehicle veered off the road striking two pedestrians on the sidewalk. Speed was a factor in this crash. The pedestrians have been identified as Jose Medina, 66 and Fernanda Medina, 62 of Lowell. First responders performed life-saving measures on Mr. and Mrs. Medina at the scene before they were transported to Lowell General Hospital where they were pronounced deceased. The operator of the vehicle was also transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Based on the investigation, Tyriek Brown was arrested and charged late last night. He is currently being held pending his arraignment.
A second vehicle allegedly involved in the racing fled the scene. Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of that vehicle.
This is an open and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney' s Office, Lowell Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office. The prosecutors assigned to this case are Assistant District Attorneys Christopher Tarrant and Daniel Harren.