Mass. state trooper suspended for involvement in fatal car crash
John Basler was allegedly drunk when he was involved in head-on crash that killed Susan and Juliet Macchi; mother and daughter were on their way home from a Red Sox game
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Massachusetts state trooper who police say it was drunk when he was involved in the head on crash last month in -- has been suspended from the force. The crash killed a mother and her adult daughter who were driving home from a Red Sox game at the time. Power Alley Donnelly is here live now with more details on what happened -- Well -- John bestseller that trooper has been suspended indefinitely without pay. As investigators try to figure out exactly what caused that crash internal affairs is also looking to see how or if the trooper violated department rules but the victims family say to them. All that is secondary to the lives of two women taking far too soon. Flushed and happy this is the last picture taken and Susan and Juliet -- The mother daughter duo did everything together and the Red Sox game September 22 was no different. Acceptable it was it as like people are saying right now connected a hit. The 64 he'll -- a woman and her 23 year old daughter were driving home after the game they were involved in ten conference and -- with 25 year old John bestseller. Investigators say the off duty Massachusetts state police trooper had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. Today the state police suspended -- -- trooper without pay indefinitely. I don't think so. I mean honestly because he wouldn't I don't think that would send a very good precedent might that he says he isn't bitter or angry that his mother an artist and family therapist would never want that. He's history lives have been lost counts fast bowlers who survived the crash that seriously injured among them. -- five years old to a five year olds. What 25 year old doesn't make mistakes and drifted in a lot of cases it doesn't costing anyone their lives. Bestsellers facing charges of operating under the influence and carrying a firearm -- the points but limits police chief says more charges could follow -- -- equipment. -- came to the door at bestsellers kinks in home but he has been released from the hospital and is expected to be summons to court soon to be arraigned. But this day -- wants the focus to be on his family 23 year old -- had just graduated from Harvard University. And their unfailingly supportive mother was picking up stakes to hand out to California with her she tried to make her way as a filmmaker. Do -- it was brilliant. Was destined for great things the fairways not saying. You know they were they were bright lights and the brightest. He's got amazing composure and an outlook. Hasn't that as the investigation continues the -- he's will be laid to rest there's awake tonight in Braintree a funeral mass will be celebrated for Susan tomorrow. And a memorial service will be held for -- on Saturday. At Harvard. So difficult than that young man's perspective is remarkable. It is you know in the whole family is like that -- they're saying that. Their mother and her sister -- just he's incredibly upbeat positive people who always focused on goodness and they don't wanna live in that awful space. The pain that I'm sure we'll hit them but bitterness. Alan Donnelly thanks for that report.