Teen driver in fatal Weymouth crash cited for motor vehicle homicide

A 16-year-old driver involved with a fatal crash in Weymouth over the weekend has been issued a citation for motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. 

The boy is not being identified because he is a minor. 

The crash happened at around 11:15 p.m. on Union Street. Police said the 16-year-old was driving an SUV when they somehow lost control and hit several cars, a tree and then a telephone pole. Kate McCarthy, 15, was thrown from the car and later died of her injuries. The three other people in the car were also injured.

The teen driver was issued a citation for motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, junior operator violation (passenger restriction-no one under 18 during first six months), failure to keep right and speeding.

The investigators will be requesting a clerk magistrates hearing at Quincy District Court on the misdemeanor charges.

An investigation is ongoing, and investigators will request a hearing for the driver on those charges.

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