Allston Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Back Bay Crash

Friends. family, and colleagues gathered at a vigil for Jessica Campbell and John Lanzillotti at the scene of the fatal accident at the intersection of Beacon and Fairfield streets in the Back Bay.
Friends. family, and colleagues gathered at a vigil for Jessica Campbell and John Lanzillotti at the scene of the fatal accident at the intersection of Beacon and Fairfield streets in the Back Bay. –The Boston Globe

Mohamed Alfageeh, a 30-year-old Allston man, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges related to a crash that killed a couple in Boston’s Back Bay in June.

Alfageeh was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on two charges of motor vehicle homicide and one charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle related to the deaths of 27-year-old Jessica Campbell and 28-year-old Red Sox employee John Lanzillotti.

The Boston Globe’s Zack Sampson reported that Alfageeh was held on $10,000 cash bail despite the defense asking for Alfageeh to be released on personal recognizance. According to Sampson, the prosecution claimed that witnesses saw Alfageeh run a red light while Campbell and Lanzillotti were in the crosswalk with a walk signal.

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Alfageeh is allegedly responsible for causing a two-car collision at the intersection of Beacon and Fairfield Streets that forced one of the cars to roll over. That vehicle struck Campbell and Lanzillotti as they walked nearby. Lanzillotti died at the scene, and Campbell was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital before succumbing to her injuries.

WCVB reported that Alfageeh is scheduled for another court appearance on September 22.