SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A lot of new information Thursday night involving the two deadly pedestrian accidents involving the same driver.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says Ale Moultrie's driver's license has officially been suspended until further notice.
A community is once again mourning the loss of someone killed crossing the street. This time it's 60-year old Edwin Simonetty who lived in a building in Springfield's North End not far from where he was killed on Plainfield Street.
"He was a loving person, respectful and we loved him," said Zoraida Santos who knew Simonetty.
It's not the first time the driver, Ale Moultrie has been involved in a deadly pedestrian accident. One year ago, his truck hit Michele Ciavola's niece, 38-year-old Sheila Wheeler who was killed crossing Memorial Ave in West Springfield.
"It's very devastating, to the whole family," Ciavola added.
Both accidents happened around 8:00 at night and now her family wonders if he should be driving at all.
"There's a lot of questions. West Springfield has closed the case and I think it should be reopened," Ciavola added.
West Springfield's Police Chief admits even he took another look at the case after he heard. "You sort of go, wow, how can this happen again," Chief Ron Campurciani said.
The driver's brother is a Springfield Police Officer; however Chief Campurciani rejects the notion there was preferential treatment, pointing out they investigated in conjunction with the DA's office.
"We sort of have the independent body there too, an oversight agency just to look over and make sure everything is done," Campurciani said. "I was satisfied back then and I looked at it again just to familiarize myself with the case and I'm as confident as I was a year ago."
Campurciani gave the 22News I-Team a copy of their investigation that found the driver was neither on the phone nor intoxicated. He was issued a speeding ticket for driving 40 mph in a 30 mph zone.
It also shows Wheeler was found more than 100 feet from where she was hit.
Moultrie's attorney says his client didn't mean to hit anyone and he's cooperating with police.
"To my knowledge there is nothing physically wrong with Mr. Moultrie besides being emotionally distraught at this time. He is a healthy 60-year-old man who works hard, he's self-employed. Certainly, our condolences, his condolences go out to the family of the deceased," said Charles Dolan, Ale Moultrie's attorney.
District Attorney Mark Mastroianni defended West Springfield's investigation. He's waiting to see what Springfield police find before moving forward.
The report is expected to be out Friday.