Arraignment for driver in fatal crash in Canton
CANTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Stoughton man who was driving a car that crashed in Canton, killing a 20-year-old Agawam woman riding in the vehicle, was arraigned at a Boston Medical Center room on several charges, including motor vehicle homicide.
Norfolk District Attorney's office spokesman David Traub says Sean Jackman also faces charges of operating under the influence, speeding and marked lanes violation at his bedside arraignment Monday morning.
The 24-year-old Jackman was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of head injuries he suffered in the crash that occurred just after midnight Saturday. He was listed in fair condition on Monday.
Investigators say the crash on Bolivar Road in Canton killed Curry College student Evan Bard, Jackman’s on-again-off-again girlfriend.
Bard’s friends were at the scene of the crash Monday.
“I also did cheerleading with her and we were really close,” said Brittany Dickie, Bard’s former roommate. “It’s just hard. It doesn’t feel real yet.”
Police say Jackman was driving drunk in a Toyota Corolla late Friday when he struck a wall which sits beneath a railroad bridge, and then a tree, killing his passenger.
“Evan was one of my close friends and to know that this happened and could have been prevented,” said Alayna Coakley, Bard’s friend.
Jackman’s case is being handled by a Suffolk County prosecutor because the suspect interned in the Norfolk District Attorney’s office in 2006.
Jackman is being held on $500,000 cash bail.