An SUV crashed through the front window of an Apple Store in Massachusetts on Monday, killing one person and injuring 16 others, authorities said. Police were investigating but did not immediately say whether the crash was believed to be accidental.
Hingham Police Chief David Jones said only that this was an active investigation. The driver of a 2019 Toyota 4Runner was being interviewed. “This morning was an unthinkable morning, and people are trying to get over it and process what happened,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said at a news conference.
The victim was identified by police as Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey. He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Cruz did not say whether the driver would be charged with a crime, but added that a criminal investigation was underway. Authorities have not released the identity of the driver. “This investigation is active and ongoing,” he said, adding that the dark-colored van drove through the store’s glass window, striking multiple people.
Apple issued a statement saying it was “devastated by the shocking events at Apple Derby Street today and the tragic loss of a professional who was on site supporting recent construction at the store.” “Our hearts go out to our team members and customers who were injured and all those affected by this terrible incident,” the company said. A large hole was opened in the shop window as first responders worked at the scene of the accident shortly before 11 a.m.
The store, which is located in the Derby Street Shops, was scheduled to open about an hour before the accident. Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy said crews were evaluating the building’s structural stability.