Brockton Pedestrian Killed in Crash Identified
BROCKTON — A Brockton man killed in a multiple-vehicle crash while walking in the city on Wednesday night has been identified as 24-year-old Edisson Matza.
Matza was killed and four others injured in the crash, which took place at around 8:28 p.m. on Aug. 31 on Pleasant Street at Nye Avenue, the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said.
Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the crash, which took place over approximately 50 yards along Pleasant Street and involved two cars, two motorcycles, and two pedestrians, including Matza.
The D.A.'s office said emergency crews arrived to find two pedestrians had been struck by a car.
Matza was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second, female pedestrian was taken to Brockton Hospital by ambulance before being taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries, according to the office.
Both motorcyclists and one of the car drivers involved in the crash were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.
According to the D.A.'s office, a preliminary investigation has found that the initial crash involved a car and two pedestrians.
The first crash apparently triggered a second crash involving two motorcycles, which then caused a third crash involving one of the motorcycles and another car.
The investigation is ongoing.