PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on North Main Street in Palmer Tuesday afternoon.
According to Hampden County District Attorney’s Spokesperson Jim Leydon, 74-year-old Joseph Labroad of Palmer died after being struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by 33-year-old Nicole Matanes of Palmer.
Nicole Matanes was arraigned virtually at Palmer District Court Wednesday. She faces seven counts:
- OUI Liquor 2nd offense
- Negligent operation of a MV
- Marked lanes violation
- Leave the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury/ death
- Motor vehicle Homicide
- Inspection sticker violation
A dangerousness hearing has been scheduled for December 9. She is currently being held at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee without the right to bail pending a hearing on December 9th, 2021.