Additional materials on Kyaw accident expected
The Tech has filed public records requests seeking additional information about the accident investigation into the death of Phyo Kyaw ’10. Kyaw was killed on Dec. 27 when his bicycle was run over by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street.
The Tech is expecting to receive additional police reports and photographs of the investigation from the Cambridge Police.
The Tech is expecting to receive a higher quality copy of the State Police accident investigation report that we published in May; a copy in which the photographs and diagrams should be legible.
The Tech is expecting to receive 97 pages of reports, notes, and email messages from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, which made the decision to not prosecute the truck driver. The DA’s office will also supply video of a witness interview, surveillance video from MIT (presumed to be from a camera mounted on the exterior of the Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Avenue), surveillance video from the Bank of America at the corner of Mass. Ave and Vassar St., and a recording of the 911 dispatch call.
— John A. Hawkinson