A prominent Boston activist who was facing federal fraud and conspiracy charges was killed in a crash while riding his motorcycle in Easton, Massachusetts, Wednesday afternoon, police and the family attorney confirmed Thursday.
Police say Clark Grant, 39, was traveling on Route 138 just before 6 p.m. when he collided with a Jeep that was turning out of a parking lot near the intersection with Foundry Street. Clark was treated by firefighters on scene and rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, but he died of his injuries.
The driver and passenger in the Jeep were not hurt.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway by Massachusetts State Police and Easton Detectives.
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Grant, who lived in Taunton, was married to Violence in Boston founder Monica Cannon-Grant. Grant served as a founding director. The couple was facing federal fraud charges, accused of conspiring to use the nonprofit to defraud the Boston Resiliency Fund, which was established to provide aid to Bostonians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cannon-Grant's attorney released a statement to NBC10 Boston Thursday.
"We are horrified and deeply saddened by the loss of this great man. He will be forever missed. Monica heard from him as he left work yesterday and was about to head home on his motorcycle. They told each other I love you. That was their last contact. Words cannot describe her pain and what she is going through. Monica can at least find some peace in knowing this will result in his acquittal as all pending charges against him shall be dismissed by the Government. "
Cannon-Grant was well-known for her activism, including her work to organize a 2020 rally to protest the killing of George Floyd and other Black people by police. She has received multiple awards.
Violence in Boston was founded in 2017 with the goal of reducing violence, raising social awareness and aiding community causes in Boston. Cannon-Grant was the organization's CEO and founder, while Grant was a founding director and was also once a full-time employee for a commuter services company.
According to a pinned post on the nonprofit's Facebook page, Violence in Boston shut down and suspended all programs as of July 6, 2022.
More details were not immediately available.