One person was killed and 16 others injured Monday after an SUV crashed into an Apple Store in Massachusetts, authorities said.
Police were investigating the incident but did not immediately say whether it was believed to be an accident. Hingham Police Chief David Jones said only that an investigation is ongoing. The driver of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner pickup was being questioned.
“This was an inconceivable morning, and people are trying to get over it and process what happened,” Timothy Cruz, Plymouth district attorney, said at a news conference.
Authorities identified the victim as Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, officials said.
Cruz did not indicate whether the driver will face criminal charges, 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 several people.
Apple released a statement saying that the company is “devastated by the shocking events at the Derby Street Apple Store and the tragic loss of a professional who was on site supporting recent construction at the Apple Store.” store”.
“Our thoughts are with our team members and customers who were injured and with everyone affected by this terrible incident,” the company stated.
A gaping hole was visible in the store front display case and rescuers were on the scene after the crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m. The store, which is located in the Derby Street Shops, had opened an hour before the accident.
Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy said crews are evaluating the building’s structural stability.