The 65-year-old man who died in the Hingham Apple store accident that seriously injured 20 people had just gotten engaged the day before he died, friends of the victim told NBC Boston.
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This was reported by the correspondent of the publication Eli Rosenberg. tweet what Kevin Bradley’s friends said, “All I can say is that he was a great man who took care of his family.”
Rosenberg’s tweet continued: “Friends remember Kevin Bradley, the 65-year-old man who was killed yesterday after being hit by this SUV at the Apple Store in Hingham. Friends add that Bradley got engaged the day before he was killed, ”said the reporter.
Corey Rubino, the woman who said she was stepdaughter Bradley’s daughter-in-law in a Facebook post, told MassLive: “Our family is mourning a huge loss due to an unthinkable tragedy. Kevin was a wonderful person who loved his family.”
A GoFundMe created for the Bradley family says he and fiancee Katie McGrogan have been together for over 12 years, “and she was the center of his world.”
The page also stated that Bradley lived with McGrogan and her daughter, who was only identified as Kelly, along with fiancé Kelly, who was identified as Drew, and their children AJ, 5, and Bella, 4.
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Bradley, a New Jersey native, was reportedly “a professional who supported the store’s recent construction,” Apple said in a statement, according to reports from the Boston Globe and Boston 25 News.
Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene after a dark-colored 2019 Toyota 4Runner SUV crashed into an Apple store in Hingham on Monday morning, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
Police have arrested Bradley Reine, 53, for the accident and Reine is currently in custody in Hingham District Court on $100,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges of reckless vehicular homicide. Rain stated at the time of his arraignment that his foot was stuck on the gas as he drove through the parking lot of Derby St. Shopping Plaza.
In court, prosecutors said the SUV drove through the parking lot at “consistently high speed” before entering the store.
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The prosecutor’s office said that after the accident, Rein voluntarily went with them for questioning. According to the prosecutor’s office, a voluntary alcohol test conducted at the police station showed 0.0. Rain told the officers that he had no health problems and that the car had no mechanical problems that he was aware of.
Rain was also charged in December 2020 in Roxbury, Vermont, for drunk driving and crashing his vehicle, prosecutors said at the time of the arraignment. He was then given a sentence that was later erased, officials said.
A total of 16 people were transported to South Shore Hospital from the scene, and one person arrived at the hospital from the scene, the hospital said in a press release Monday afternoon. A total of 20 people were injured. During a press conference, hospital officials said the wounded included head injuries and “mutilated limbs.”