Not guilty plea for driver charged in deadly Amherst pedestrian accident

Hampshire County

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – A school van driver who allegedly struck and killed an elderly woman was arraigned on Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court.

Pedestrian struck, killed by school van in Amherst

Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Mary Carey told 22News 65-year-old Richard Fuhrman was arraigned on a charge of negligent motor vehicle homicide and a civil infraction of failure to stop at a stop sign that resulted in the death of 88-year-old Eva Fenner of Amherst on September 11.

Carey said the judge released Fuhrman on his personal recognizance with the condition that he not operate any motor vehicle. He is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on January 21, 2020.

A negligent motor vehicle homicide is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 and a half years in the House of Correction.  A conviction carries a 15-year loss of license.

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