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Boston man charged after fatal crash in Weymouth

Two car crashes in Weymouth left one dead and three injured on Saturday.

A 29-year-old Boston man, whom police didn’t identify, was pronounced dead at South Shore Hospital after a car in which he was a passenger crashed into a utility pole at 11:52 p.m. near the corner of Middle and Lake streets, according to a Weymouth police statement. Two other passengers were also taken to the hospital with injuries.

Police said the driver, Francisco Gomes, 30, of Boston, was arrested and charged with motor vehicle homicide, marked lanes violations, and speeding. He is being held on a $25,000 bail and the accident remains under investigation.

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Earlier in the day, police arrested and charged a Weymouth man with drunken driving and other offenses after he allegedly hit a male pedestrian and several parked cars at a fall festival in the Southfield area.

According to a statement by Weymouth police, an officer working a private detail at the property responded to the afternoon crash at a parking lot next to Southfield soccer fields. The officer saw a blue Volkswagen Jetta strike several parked cars and an adult male pedestrian, the statement said.

The pedestrian, who had still not been identified Sunday morning, was rushed to South Shore Hospital before eventually being transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with serious injuries.

Stephen Burke, 46, has been charged on multiple counts, including operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury.

The crash is still under investigation, officials said.


Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @aimee_ortiz.