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Brockton Woman Killed in Eight Vehicle Accident Caused by Man Fleeing from Local Police

October 17, 2012


A Brockton woman is dead following a rush hour police chase that ended in an eight vehicle accident. According to local police, the incident occurred after 27-year-old Antwoin Moore of Brockton fled from officers down Quincy Street in a sport utility vehicle. He allegedly ran a red light at Centre Street and struck the driver side door of a car driven by 49-year-old Maryanne Kotsiopoulos. The force of the crash reportedly caused both vehicles to cross four lanes of traffic into a line of cars stopped for the traffic signal. Eight vehicles were damaged in the fatal crash. Kotsiopoulos reportedly died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the collision. Emergency responders transported eight individuals to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital for treatment of the various injuries they purportedly sustained in the crash. Following the collision, Moore allegedly ran from police before being apprehended several blocks away.

It is unclear how fast Moore was traveling at the time of the fatal collision. Moore was reportedly fleeing from narcotics detectives who pulled him over about one mile from the scene of the deadly crash. As he fled, Moore purportedly struck an unmarked police cruiser and nearly hit a Brockton Police officer who was on foot. The entire police chase allegedly lasted for only about one minute.

According to Bridget Norton Middleton, Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney, the accident is currently being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit. A final report is expected to be available in three to six weeks. Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes stated he will also be conducting an internal investigation regarding the police chase to ensure officers followed the proper protocols. Since the crash, Moore was charged with manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and other vehicle-related charges. He is currently being held on a $250,000 cash bond.

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