CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Chicopee man appeared in court Monday, accused of striking two pedestrians with his car Friday night, killing one of them, all while allegedly drunk driving.

David Delgado didn't lift his head once on Monday morning as a judge read his charges in connection with a crash that claimed the life of a 24 year old Chicopee woman and seriously injured a 23 year old man.

The 48 year old is being charged with the following:

  • Motor vehicle homicide under the influence of intoxicating liquor with a blood alcohol level greater than .08
  • OUI-Liquor and serious injury
  • Leaving the scene of a personal injury or death (two counts)

Chicopee Police told Western Mass News that around 10:30 p.m. Friday, a man and woman were walking down a sidewalk in the area of Chicopee and State Streets when Delgado allegedly drove up on the curb and struck the pair.

When first responders arrived on-scene, they attended to the victims while officers from the Chicopee Police Department and good Samaritans tried to track down the suspect.

Delgado was located a short time later, away from his vehicle.

Police said when the officers approached Delgado, they smelled alcohol, noticed his speech was slurred, and had blood shot eyes.

The names of the victims have not been released.

In court on Monday, Delgado pleaded not guilty and the judge ordered $750,000 cash bail.

Western Mass News checked for any past records on file for Delgado at Chicopee District Court and found none.

Delgado is expected to be back in court again on May 22.

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