New Bedford Man Indicted in Fatal Brockton Crash, Allegedly Was High
BROCKTON — A New Bedford man who was allegedly high on marijuana when he struck and killed a West Bridgewater woman in Brockton last year has been indicted for motor vehicle homicide and other charges, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced.
A Plymouth County grand jury returned indictments charging John Medeiros, 30, of New Bedford with one count each of operating under the influence of marijuana, motor vehicle manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide, motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, and resisting arrest.
At approximately 3:17 p.m. on November 17, 2020, Brockton Police received several 911 calls for reports of a three-car crash at the intersection of Route 123 and Pearl Street. A Massachusetts State Police trooper was first on the scene, with Brockton Police and Fire responding shortly thereafter.
First responders determined Kimberly Shirosky, 54, of West Bridgewater, to be dead at the scene. A second driver of a Ford pickup truck declined medical treatment.
The investigation revealed and the indictments allege that a black Acura TX being operated by Medeiros was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a red light in the intersection when he struck the motor vehicle being driven by Shirosky. Following the crash, the D.A.’s Office says Medeiros became disorderly with responding officers on scene.
Medeiros will be arraigned in Brockton Superior Court on the charges at a later date.