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Fatal Hingham Apple Store Crash Operator Has Bail Revoked For Probation Violation

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A man out on home confinement on charges that he drove his SUV through a storefront window, killing one person and seriously injuring others, has had his bail revoked after he failed to charge his GPS monitoring bracelet, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Bradley Rein, 54, of Hingham, was indicted on one count each of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Motor Vehicle Homicide by Reckless Operation in the death of Kevin Bradley, 65, of Wayne, New Jersey. Rein additionally was indicted on Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, 18 counts of Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and 4 counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon for injuring 22 other people in the crash.

The indictments followed an investigation into a fatal crash which occurred on November 21, 2022. At approximately 10:45 a.m. that day, Hingham Police received multiple 911 calls for a car into a storefront window at the Apple Store located in Derby Shops in Hingham, with multiple people injured.

Upon arrival, first responders found co-workers and other bystanders rendering first aid to multiple victims in need of urgent care. Numerous victims with varying levels of trauma were treated at South Shore Hospital. Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene.

The indictments allege that Rein was behind the wheel and operating his 2019 Toyota 4Runner when it crashed through the front glass window of the Apple Store. Preliminarily, investigators found that during the five seconds before the crash Rein was accelerating the SUV up to 60 m.p.h., and there was no indication of brake usage during that time. Rein told police that the crash was caused by his foot becoming stuck on the accelerator pedal.

Rein was arraigned and pleaded not guilty in Brockton Superior Court. The $100,000 bail that Rein posted in district court was transferred to the Superior Court case. At that time, the Commonwealth sought and the Court imposed additional conditions on Rein while out on bail. Rein cannot operate a motor vehicle, he cannot leave the Commonwealth without prior approval, he must wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, surrender his passport, and not possess weapons.  

Over the weekend, Hingham Police were notified that contact had been lost to Rein’s GPS bracelet. Hingham Police made numerous visits to Rein’s residence to order him to turn the device on. Yesterday, the Commonwealth sought and obtained a probation warrant and Rein was taken into custody. He appeared in Plymouth Superior Court today and the Commonwealth moved to revoke Rein’s bail, and requested that he be held. Judge Diane Freniere ordered Rein’s bail revoked for 60 days.

Rein is next scheduled to appear in court on October 20.

Assistant District Attorney David Cutshall is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by Massachusetts State Police and Hingham Police.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2023