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Beacon Hill woman arrested after car plowed into pedestrians in Revere, killing a child

State Police report arresting a woman they say drove into two women and three children around 5 p.m. at Rte. 145 near North Shore Road. One child, 5, died, State Police say.

Autumn Harris, 42, of Beacon Hill, is expected to be arraigned on charges of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

State Police say an infant, 2 months, was taken to Mass. General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other child, 2, was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, as were the two women.

State Police add a woman in the car was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Preliminary investigation indicates all five victims were together in the median which divides both sides of Route 145. They were at the crosswalk in the median apparently waiting to cross when struck.

We have the female operator under arrest at the State Police-Revere Barracks. Investigation is ongoing to determine scope of charges. We are responding a drug recognition expert to the barracks to assess the operator for potential impairment by narcotics.

The suspect's name has yet to be released.

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This isn't right

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Sounds like driving while high.

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Just curious. Is there more info out there somewhere? Could've been drunk, or on the phone, or fell asleep. Most importantly, prayers and condolences to the victims and their families.

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If you actually read the story you would know why the poster said that.

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The cops are looking for narcotic impairment.

These are very different things.

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That would make sense. Thank you.

Everyone have a blessed day.

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She wasn't stoned after all.

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We are responding a drug recognition expert to the barracks to assess the operator for potential impairment by narcotics.

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narcotics

Weed is NOT a narcotic.

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The term usually refers to opiates or opioids, which are called narcotic analgesics. In common parlance and legal usage, it is often used imprecisely to mean illicit drugs, irrespective of their pharmacology. For example, narcotics control legislation in Canada, USA, and certain other countries includes cocaine and cannabis as well as opioids (see also conventions, international drug). Because of this variation in usage, the term is best replaced by one with a more specific meaning (e.g. opioid).[12]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcotic#cite_note-12

Best replaced by being the key phrase here but come on, OP said stoned/high and thats a pretty general term that could mean anything, keep splitting hairs.

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No, weed isn't a narcotic, but Sergeant Joe Friday thinks it is.

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Weed is a drug people use to get stoned for recreational use. Don't f'ing drive if you're high on pot: whether you vape it like the woman who killed those two children, smoke it or take it as an edible. Contrary to popular stoner myth, YOU DO NOT drive better when you're stoned!

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Or drunk. Or texting. Or eating. Or reading. Or anything else that would divert attention just long enough to plow thru a crosswalk. Get a grip

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You were smoking with her?

Or do you own a liquor store?

Or do you think that millions in MA suddenly took up Teh Eville Wead just because you can buy it in a store now?

Sounds like you could use some.

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There is plenty of evidence that stoned people drive slowly, not aggressively, and still obey the driving laws.

Aggressive murder driving is drunk territory.

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Detrimental effects of cannabis use vary in a dose-related fashion, and are more pronounced with highly automatic driving functions than with more complex tasks that require conscious control, whereas with alcohol produces an opposite pattern of impairment.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2722956/

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Please explain how you came up with such an educated answer based on zero information? Or maybe you're just trying to change the subject...RIP to that poor child and prayers for the one still in the hospital.

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"narcotics"

is key there.

Yeah last time i checked, pot wasn't usually referred to as a narcotic.

I'm guessing the women was doing opiates and nodded off. Its always the case.

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Or pill popping. Or heroin. Or Drunk. Or possibly stoned. Or possibly a reaction to a medication.

Just b/c it's legal here now please don't start blaming everything on the weeds.

Almost 11,000 people died in 2017 in drunken driving accidents.

No matter what the situation there is a family grieving and they will never be the same.

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The cops indicated she may have been on something. No one is coming for your bong. A 5 year old was killed and all the wake and bake crowd wants to talk about is "hey man, weed isn't a narcotic, you know like, technically."

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Cannabis is not a narcotic PERIOD.

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You can’t assume that testing for narcotics specifically does not test for weed ( ipso facto!). Your rain man like insistence or strict interpretation actually does not make you look smarter.

You know that thing when stoners think they’ve discovered a Profound Truth, but later it turns out they are just stoners? Yeah, that.

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That is scientific fact. I can post the molecular schematics and systemic pathways if you like. THC and opioids are very different molecules and act on different biochemical systems.

It is important to understand this if we are to understand why people select the drugs they do and what the impact is on various skilled activities (including driving). Pretending that it is all the same may be your personal "semantic truth", but it is far from the scientific reality of these substances.

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Because, by the word they used the first is somehow forbidden for checking for weed? That doesn't seem to make sense, now does it? Again, no need to impress us with what you think is superior knowledge of science and definitions. That rest of us are past that.

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She vaped CBD oil (pot) and killed a little girl. It's in the news. You are heartless. Merry Christmas to you.

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CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant, but is not "pot." It isn't psychoactive. This article mentions CBD oil in addition to a beer, two types of sleeping pills, only 2 hours of sleep the previous night, and a muscle relaxant: https://www.itemlive.com/2018/12/10/revere-crash-suspect-may-have-been-i...

CBD is not what caused this woman to drift off the road into a group of pedestrians. Any of the other factors, especially in combination, are far more likely to affect one's ability to drive.

Has any research ever shown CBD to be psychoactive? To impair driving? I'm honestly asking, because everything I have found says it is safe.

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Make a pretty powerful combination. Not so good if you're planning to stay awake, let alone drive.

https://www.drugrehab.org/alcohol-muscle-relaxer-dangers/

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Stoned assumes weed, narcotics means like opioids. You don't say youre stoned on heroin, buddy.

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You are my octogenarian MIL who also uses the term "stoned" for alcohol intoxication.

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I wouldn't call doing narcotics getting "high". It's more like getting low. Like, low-life slumping low over the steering wheel .

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Where did this happen?

This crosswalk and the one in the background are the only ones I'm seeing near North Shore Road. https://goo.gl/maps/XKxmKxNySRm

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Where N. Shore Rd. meets Rt. 145

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Just down the road from Revere police HQ.

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Wow, I feel like I've stumbled into bizarro world where online trolls are paid heavily to discount and argue any negative mentions of weed on the internet. One toddler is dead, another is in the hospital and all some of you seem to care about is argue whether weed is as bad as alcohol? Losers.

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That is exactly the point.

Several threads about drivers misbehaving and hurting people of late and this one is just too clearly radioactive to touch.

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We are responding a drug recognition expert to the barracks

... do you speak it?

"responding" is not a transitive verb.

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