Man Charged in Deadly Martha’s Vineyard Head-On Crash
A 22-year-old Martha’s Vineyard woman is dead after a man driving a 2002 Nissan SUV allegedly passed two vehicles at a high rate of speed and slammed into her 2010 Volkswagen Beetle.
At about 8:08 p.m. on Saturday, Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Beach Road in Tisbury. Emma Hall of Oak Bluffs was declared dead at the scene, and two female passengers in the VW — a teenager and a young adult— were transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. One of the passengers was subsequently transferred to a hospital in Boston, state police said in a media release.
Police allege that Zachary Dupon, 25, was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when he moved into the northbound lane to pass two vehicles and struck head-on the Beetle that was traveling northbound.
Dupon was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with minor injuries. He was released to State Police custody and booked on charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, speeding, and a marked lanes violation. He was transported to Dukes County Jail and held on $25,000 cash bail. He was expected to be arraigned today.
Troopers from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section assisted in the investigation. Local fire and police agencies assisted in the response.