The driver of a moped was killed Wednesday afternoon in an accident on State Road involving a moped and a truck. The accident took place two days before the Fourth of July holiday as the Island was beginning to fill with people and traffic.
A Chappaquiddick man and his truck were safely rescued from the Edgartown harbor late Monday morning after the man drove off the ferry ramp on the Chappy side and landed in the water. The incident prompted an immediate call to emergency responders including police, fire and rescue, and attracted a small crowd around the harbor on Memorial Day.
Abraham Torres Rendon, 25, is facing charges of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and leaving the scene of property damage, among others, in connection with the incident that left the fish market in ruins.
A Falmouth clerk magistrate found probable cause to bring two criminal complaints against Russell R. Ventura, who was off duty when his vehicle hit a tree on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road on the night of Jan. 16. He is on leave without pay from the department.