Police: Teen was texting when he hit and killed 77-year-old man

The teen will be arraigned in juvenile court

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old Boxford boy was texting behind the wheel when he struck and killed a 77-year-old man crossing a Newburyport street.

The Newburyport Daily News reports that the teen was charged Wednesday with offenses including motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, texting and being negligent causing injury to another, and texting while driving.

His name was not released because of his age. He will be arraigned in juvenile court at a later date.

Authorities say Richard Barbieri, of Newburyport, was thrown about 40 feet when he was struck by a pickup truck on the afternoon of Nov. 23. He was taken to Anna Jaques Hospital and later transferred to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he died that night.

The driver remained at the scene.


Information from: The Daily News of Newburyport (Mass.), http://www.newburyportnews.com


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s