Easton teen heads to court in pedestrian death
EASTON, Mass. (AP) -- A 17-year-old driver from Easton charged with striking and killing a 71-year-old man walking his dog is headed to court.
Oliver Ames High School student Colin O'Hearne is scheduled to appear Monday at a clerk magistrate's hearing in Taunton District Court to face charges connected to the Labor Day death of George Power. The dog also died.
The Enterprise reports that O'Hearne faces charges of operating negligently with a death resulting, speeding and failure to stay in marked lanes.
Power was the husband of a teacher at Oliver Ames.
Police said O'Hearne was traveling east on Summer Street when he lost control of his car, striking Power before crashing into a tree and then a utility pole.