South Hadley man indicted in fatal crash

South Hadley man indicted in fatal crash

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A South Hadley man is facing manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car crash in June that took the life of his passenger.

A Hampshire County grand jury indicted 46-year-old Mark Ducharme on charges of manslaughter, manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with negligence and causing death.

Authorities say Ducharme was driving on the afternoon of June 14 when his car left the road and struck a grove of trees in South Hadley, killing his passenger, 62-year-old Wesley Schutt of Agawam.

No arraignment date has been scheduled.

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