East Boston Man Charged in Automobile Accident

An East Boston man is in custody after he allegedly carjacked an Uber driver in Revere and then struck a MassDOT road worker.

Matthew Ricco Tyre, 29, of East Boston was arrested last Thursday by State Police and arraigned in Chelsea District Court on numerous charges including carjacking; operating under the influence of drugs; assault with a dangerous weapon; assault and battery on a police officer; and negligent operation.

Several minutes after midnight last Thursday, an Uber driver’s car that had been carjacked a few minutes earlier crashed into the rear of a MassDOT pickup truck on Route 1 northbound near the Sargent Street exit in Revere.

The MassDOT employee, a 52-year-old Revere man, was stepping out of the truck at the time of the collision and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Civic tried to run from the scene but was apprehended by Massachusetts State Police Trooper Devon Surian.

According to State Police, at the time of the crash, the DOT pickup truck was pulling an electronic arrow board to support Troopers who were already at that location for a previous crash involving an impaired driver. Trooper Surian was backing up another Trooper at that earlier OUI arrest scene when the crash occurred and he apprehended the suspect, who was determined to be under the influence of narcotics.

The MassDOT worker was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment.

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