Easton Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Updated

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney​
Press Release
April 27, 2020​
A 25-year-old Easton man, who was involved in the fatal motor vehicle crash in Easton Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of 37-year-old Scott A. Lewis, has been cited by police in connection with the incident​.

Police have issued a criminal citation to Jake McCabe, requesting that charges of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, ​​marked lanes violation and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle issue against him.  The matter will be set down for a clerk’s hearing through the Taunton District Court at a later date. ​

Police and prosecutors are actively investigating the fatal two-car crash and further charges could be lodged, if warranted.

At approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, Easton Police and Fire were dispatched to the area of 539 Bay Road for a report of a head-on collision. Upon arrival, first responders located the vehicles involved in the crash and began rendering aid to both victims.

The lone occupant of one of the vehicles, a Kia Rio, died as a result of his injuries.  The deceased victim, who died at the scene of the crash, has been identified as Scott A. Lewis, 37, of South Easton.

Jake McCabe, the lone occupant of the second vehicle, a Cadillac Escalade, was transported to Boston Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Massachusetts State Police detectives from Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s office responded to the scene of the fatal crash and are being assisted in the active and ongoing investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Easton Police detectives.​

As the investigation is pending at this time, no further information will be released.​

Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications