Authorities are trying to determine who was driving the sport utility vehicle that struck and killed a young couple out for a stroll in the Back Bay on Saturday, arresting one woman early Tuesday morning but later releasing her without charges.
“I think it’s fair to say that there’s contradictory witness statements,” said Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney. “We are conducting further interviews and analyzing physical evidence.”
Jessica Campbell, 27, and her boyfriend, John Lanzillotti, 28, both of Brookline, were killed Saturday night when a black Ford Explorer ran a red light and hit a Volkswagen Passat at Beacon and Fairfield Streets.
The SUV then rolled over and struck the couple, according to authorities.
A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were in the Ford Explorer, and authorities initially said that the woman — Ghuzlan Alghazali, who, according to state records, does not have a driver’s license — was behind the wheel. She was arrested early Tuesday.
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