Driver Killed When Speeding Car Crashes Into Building

A passenger was also injured

A 35-year-old East Boston man was killed after the vehicle he was driving hit a sign post and then a building in Chelsea early Monday morning.

According to investigators, the crash occurred around 1 a.m. when a 2001 GMC sport utility vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on 4th Street hit a sign post at the corner of Cherry Street and then collided with the exterior of a building.

The operator and his passenger were both transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The driver died of his injuries. The passenger, a 47-year-old East Boston man, remains hospitalized.

The crash is under investigation by the Chelsea Police Department and troopers assigned to the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit.

Anyone with information about the accident can call Chelsea Police at 617-466-4843 or the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817. Anonymous tips may be submitted to the Chelsea Police CrimeStoppers tip line by calling 617-466-4880, by texting the word CHELSEA and the information to TIP411, or online at

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