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Man Walking on I-93 in Boston Hit and Killed by Car Amid Pileup

Two people in the car that hit the man in Dorchester were seriously hurt, and another driver was arrested in the crash

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A man who got out of his car after hitting a guard rail on Interstate 93 in Boston was killed after being hit by a car driving down the highway early Saturday morning, Massachusetts State Police said.

Several other people in another vehicle were hurt as other vehicles crashed at the scene in Dorchester, and one person involved was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, police said. Parts of the highway were closed throughout Saturday morning during the investigation.

The man, 34-year-old Christian Yemga of Quincy, was killed about 2:30 a.m. after walking into one of the lanes of southbound traffic near exit 12 after his car crashed.

Police initially said that the driver of another vehicle did not see Yemga and hit him, killing him, before being struck by a third vehicle.

But after further investigation, state police said in a subsequent update that the details of what happened in the crash or crashes remained under investigation, and they gave a new timeline of the incident.

Yemga was hit by an Acura RSX, police said. The two people in the car were seriously hurt and taken to Boston Medical Center.

The other vehicle involved was a Volkswagen SUV driven by Nikitia Wilkins, according to police. The 33-year-old was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer; she and her passengers declined medical attention.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Wilkins had an attorney who could speak to her arrest. Police continued to investigate whether more charges would be filed in Yemga's death.

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