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Wellesley Police aim to charge driver of truck in connection with fatal August hit and run

Posted by Evan Allen  November 21, 2012 10:26 AM

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Wellesley Police said they are hoping to bring charges against the driver they believe was involved in the alleged hit and run death of a cyclist on Weston Road in August.

“We’re hoping to indict the operator of the vehicle involved in the crash,” said Wellesley Police Lieutenant Marie Cleary. “It’s still an open and ongoing investigation. We’re hoping, working with the District Attorney’s Office, that an indictment will be forthcoming soon.”

Alexander Motsenigos, 41, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on Weston Road in Wellesley on Friday, Aug. 24, just before 2 p.m. Motsenigos, a husband and father who was planning to enter a triathlon, was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The truck that hit him did not stop.

Police say they have identified the driver. Cleary declined to specify what charges police would seek. She said that police hope to bring their case before a grand jury to seek an indictment within the next few weeks.

A spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on whether the case would be brought before the grand jury, but said that the crash remains under investigation.

Cleary declined to describe the findings of the accident investigation that led police to believe the driver of the truck should be charged.

“I can’t get into specifics yet,” she said. “Our detectives and accident reconstruction team are still working with the District Attorney’s Office to determine what charges will be brought forth to the grand jury. We are hopeful that will happen very soon.”

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