TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A Medford man was arrested after causing a deadly crash in Taunton Monday afternoon, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Troopers attempted to pull Hector Bannister-Sanchez, 34, over in Middleboro shortly after 2 p.m. as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.
Instead of stopping, Bannister-Sanchez sped off. Police said the troopers, who were all in unmarked cruisers, opted not to pursue Bannister-Sanchez.
Bannister-Sanchez crashed his SUV into another vehicle several minutes later on Kingman Road in Taunton.
The driver of the other vehicle, identified by police as 54-year-old Middleboro resident Lori Ann Medeiros, was killed in the crash.
Police said Bannister-Sanchez hopped out of his car and attempted to run off following the crash, but was quickly apprehended thanks to bystanders.
Bannister-Sanchez was transported to Morton Hospital where he was treated for injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening.
Police have charged Bannister-Sanchez with manslaughter, reckless motor vehicle homicide and negligent motor vehicle homicide.
Bannister-Sanchez will be arraigned Tuesday morning.