NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The driver of a car that crashed into a utility pole on Route 9 in Williamsburg back in September will be charged with motor vehicle homicide, after his passenger died from his injuries.
Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office notified 22News that a criminal citation as been issued to 26 year-old Robert Crowther of Hatfield. Carey says that Crowther is alleged to have been drunk at the time of the crash, which killed 25 year-old Tomas Clark of Northampton.
Clark was Crowther’s only passenger when his car stuck the pole in the early morning hours of September 28. Firefighters had to free both men from the car, and Route 9 was closed for hours following the accident. The DA’s office confirmed Clark’s death the day after the crash.
The Northampton District Court clerk will issue a criminal complaint, Carey says. There is no set date for Crowther’s arraignment at this time.