Danvers Teen Killed in Boston Street Crash

A Salem woman is facing a felonious charge of vehicular homicide.


A Salem woman is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a 19-year-old Danvers man was killed in an alcohol-related car crash early Saturday morning on Boston Street.

Dillon Renard of Danvers was killed just before 4 a.m. when the car he was traveling in hit a flat bed tow truck at on Boston Street,  said. Renard was dead by the time emergency responders arrived on scene, police said. 

Angelique Griffin, 25, of 30 Pleasant St. in Salem was driving the vehicle and is currently in the custody of the Salem Police, according to Sgt. Marc Berube. She is being charged with motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger negligently while operating under the influence of liquor.

The vehicle homicide charge is a felony.

State Police are investigating the accident.

Berube said the vehicle was coming into Salem, just over the Peabody line at the time of the accident.

"The operator veered off to the right into a flat bed tow truck," he explained. While Renard was killed by the impact, Griffin "essentially escaped the accident with very minor injuries," Berube explained. 

reported the Jaws of Life were used on scene to remove the roof of the vehicle.

Griffin was treated at the hospital and released. She is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail. 

Det. Dennis Gaudet of the Salem Police Department responded to the scene. Officer John Burke was the investigating officer. 

Susan Millett Oliver June 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM
rip dillon you were in the wrong place at the wrong time living the fast life people need to slow the heck down , and for the girl she has god to judge her in the end .rest dillon in gods arms for eternity i hope we meet again ,in another time we will alwayw miss you ill never forget wll the silly things you used to do .straith gose out to mom and the rest of the family .prayers are going out for u everyday ,no one deserves to loose anyone close. trust in god
Joseph Donoghue June 17, 2012 at 08:42 AM
Our family's hearts and prayers go out to both Renard and Griffin families. Both families are faced with this tragedy today. I hope this accident, results in some change and awareness of the horrific possibilities that may occur, when getting behind the wheel, while under the influence. I know I learned that lesson the hard way, and thankfully, lived to tell about i R.I.P. Dylan
Susan Millett Oliver June 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
my familys hearts go out to dylans family for their lost .dylan was a awsome kid growing up ,loved life we will miss him dearly .rest in gods hands i n heaven no more pain.........
Jasen R. Walsh June 22, 2012 at 09:56 AM
No winners. If everyone who drives drunk learned from this tragedy, it would make this accident less tragic. mr renard is gone, and the young female will never be the same person. She will never forgive herself. His family will be forever scared as well as hers I believe this was meant to be. Because of this tragic accident, some teenagers around the world are now aware of the seriousness of drinking and driving. SaDly a few have to leave us,to get the point across.
Joanne Miller June 24, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Both kids are lost now, they BOTH MADE A TERRIBLE CHOICE, Dillon lost his life but Angelique gets to pay for it the rest of hers. Too many drink and drive and by the grace of God make it home without killing themselves or anyone else. They were both drinking and BOTH got on the car willingly. They are both responsible, they were both over 18. Sadly God chose to call Dillon home it was his time. He chose to leave Angelique here with us her brothers and sisters, perhaps to teach us all how to FORGIVE! Enough with the outright evil comments, have you never sought forgiveness from your peers? Like it or not your nastiness towards this woman shows your maturity. Anyway, who are any of us to judge and condem!


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