Belchertown man accused of causing deadly crash arraigned

Fellion's arraignment was originally scheduled for August 4

Photo of the accident that killed local blogger Larry Kelly

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – The man accused of causing a deadly car crash in Belchertown earlier this year was arraigned Wednesday.

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Fellion is charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide in connection to the crash that killed 62-year-old Amherst blogger, Larry Kelley.

Northwestern District Attorney spokesperson Mary Carey told 22News a judge ordered him not to drive, to surrender his passport, and to stay in the state at his arraignment Wednesday.

1 killed, 2 injured in head on collision Route 9 in Belchertown

Carey said Fellion is scheduled to return to Eastern Hampshire District Court on October 27 for a pre-trial hearing, and for a hearing on a prosecution motion to have access to his cellphone security password.

Fellion was driving on Route 9 in Belchertown on February 17, when he crossed the center line and hit Kelley’s car head-on.

Amherst remembers local blogger Larry Kelley

Fellion and his two passengers were taken to Baystate Medical Center for minor injuries following the crash.

If he’s convicted, Fellion could spend two and a half years at a house of corrections and lose his license for 15 years.