21-year-old in Somerville charged with motor vehicle homicide and drunk driving after early morning accident on Sunday on the McGrath Highway
Two teenage girls in Somerville died after a car accident Friday morning at approximately 3:30 AM. Kenneth Belew, 21, of Somerville was driving under the influence of alcohol and a high rate of speed on the McGrath O'Brien Highway overpass when his car lost control and collided with the cement safety wall. Five passengers were in the vehicle, two female teenagers who were not wearing seatbelts died of their injuries. Police have not yet released the names of the victims.
The driver Belew was arraigned this morning in Somerville District Court for operating under the influence of alcohol, vehicular homicide, speeding and marked lane violation. He was held on $5,000 cash bail.