Quincy man charged with motor vehicle homicide after running over wife

A 48-year-old Quincy man is charged with motor vehicle homicide today after running over and killing his wife outside of their Sea Street home.

Michael Rivard, 48, was charged with motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation, as well as driving with a revoked license and impeded operation of a motor vehicle, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney said today.
 
“It is uncertain whether Mr. Rivard will be arraigned in the Quincy District Court this afternoon or tomorrow morning. I am hopeful that information will be available shortly,” said David Traub, district attorney spokesman.
 
Another man, believed to be Rivard’s relative, was injured in the accident, and is still undergoing medical treatment.

The victim has been identified as Beatrice Rivard. Her husband was arrested after the accident, which happened around 8 a.m. in front of their home at 1173 Sea St.

The specifics of why the accident happened are still unclear, according to investigators. Photographs taken at the scene show a green Lincoln parked on the sidewalk. Witnesses told a Quincy newspaper that the victim’s body had to be pulled out from under the car.

“There is still a lot under investigation and a lot of questions that don’t have answers right now,” Norfolk County District Attorney Spokesman David Traub told Metro today.

Witnesses told a local news station that Rivard’s husband appeared “shocked” and distraught after the accident.

Witness Robin Sargent told WCVB, “He stood with his cane and was screaming, ‘Help me, help me. Get help. Oh my god, oh my god.”

Another witness, Brandon Bergstrom said, told the television news station, “He said the car started taking off, and he tried to hit the brake but he hit the gas and next thing he knows she’s under the car.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Bloomberg: Going green will grant you longer life…

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Metro that cities are where fighting global warming can make a difference, and increase people’s lifespan.

International

Ban Ki Moon: "Climate change is an issue…

My message to you is: make your voice heard and your actions count. Change is in the air. Solutions exist. The race is on. It’s time to lead.

Local

Earth Day New York food toolkits to help…

Hundreds of classrooms across New York City already have indoor container gardens that allow students to grow food right where they learn. But Earth Day…

Local

NYPD announces street closures for United Nations General…

The United Nations representatives are in town, and multiple city streets will be closed to traffic through Saturday, Sept. 26. The NYPD is urging those…

Television

10 Facts you won’t learn about Frankie Grande…

Frankie Grande is the worst and/or the best. Whether or not you're a fan, you'll want to know these facts about the polarizing player from "Big Brother 16."

Movies

Antoine Fuqua can kill someone with just a…

It's amazing what you can get done with the right tools. In designing the climactic battle in "the Equalizer," in which Denzel Washington's retired special…

Movies

Guess Ben Kingsley's worst filmmaking experience

Here's a fun game: Sir Ben Kingsley has made a lot of films since "Gandhi" in 1982, but at least one of them was a…

Books

Does Lena Dunham have any secrets left?

Get a sneak peek at her new book to determine if it’s worth the read.

NFL

3 things that went wrong in Jets loss…

The Jets have very little room for error with a far-from-explosive offense.

NFL

Eli Manning finally feeling good in West Coast…

The Giants have very little time before their next game, but they still took a moment to relish the team’s biggest offensive outburst since Week 1 of 2013.

College

College football top 25 poll: Oregon, Alabama close…

College football top 25 poll: Oregon, Alabama close in on FSU

NFL

Jay Cutler takes Marc Trestman's coaching to heart

While Jay Cutler turned to an autobiography on the man who would be his head coach, Trestman had personal experience with the player.

Wellbeing

Exercising leads to more drinking — and we…

  We’re rewarding ourselves with more than dessert on days we exercise, according to a new study. On days when people exercise more, typically Thursday…

Wellbeing

5 gadgets to protect you from sharks, concussions,…

The medical industry is inundated with devices looking after all aspects of your wellbeing, from monitoring your sleep patterns to warding off shark attacks. We…

Wellbeing

Narcissism and the ugly side of vanity

I have a friend who constantly talks about herself and rarely asks any questions about my life. She is constantly preening, obsessed with her body,…

Wellbeing

Lacking new ideas, Apple Watch disappoints health experts

Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when the Apple Watch was announced. But health care professionals and…