Driver in fatal South Hadley crash faces homicide charge


Police responded to a single-car motor vehicle accident June 14 just before 5 p.m. at The Meadows, which is located off of Amherst Road, after a car veered off the road and collided with several pine trees.

Mary Carey, communications director of the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, told CBS 3 that the victim of the fatal accident was identified as Wesley J. Schutt, 62, of 21 Patriot Ln., Feeding Hills.

Mark Ducharme, 45, of South Hadley, was charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide, according to Carey. His citation will be processed by the Eastern Hampshire District Court clerk's office for issuance of a criminal complaint.

There were no other passengers in the car.

The accident was investigated by the South Hadley Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office. The state police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (C.A.R.S.) also investigated the crash.

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