EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The driver of the vehicle that struck and killed two pedestrians in Easthampton pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment.
The driver of the vehicle involved, 64-year-old Stuart A. Larkin of South Hadley is charged with two counts of negligent motor vehicle homicide and one count of speeding.
On August 2nd around 7:30 p.m., 81-year-old Edward Hanlon Jr. and 60-year-old Ilona Murray were attempting to cross the street on Route 10 near the Burger King in Easthampton when they were struck by Larkin’s vehicle.
An investigation by the Easthampton Police and State Police troopers concluded that Larkin should have seen the pedestrians in time to avoid hitting them.
Larkin was released on his own recognizance after his arraignment and was released without bail on Monday. Larkin pled not guilty to two counts of negligent motor vehicle homicide and one count of speeding. The next court date for this case is set for June 12th.