Man charged in Everett hit-and-run that left Navy veteran dead

Wilbert Charles, 34, is accused of hitting Michael Delp with his vehicle and then driving away on Oct. 2.

An Everett man has been charged in an Oct. 2 hit-and-run that left 59-year-old Michael Delp dead.

Wilbert Charles, 34, is accused of hitting Delp’s motorcycle with his vehicle from behind, which knocked Delp off his bike. Charles then reportedly struck Delp once more before fleeing the scene, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

Delp, of Revere, was found just before 6 a.m. near the 600 block of Broadway in Everett, and he was later pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, according to his obituary, and  is survived by his wife of 20 years, stepchildren, granddaughter, and a second grandchild who was on the way at the time of his death.


Charles was charged with motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident after causing death, and operating to endanger, the DA’s office said.

A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf at his arraignment Monday, according to a spokesperson for the DA’s office.

He was then released on personal recognizance under the conditions of agreeing to be tracked by GPS, not possessing a passport, not driving, and staying employed. His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 16.