Prosecutor: Drunken Mass. man caused fatal crash during test drive

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man was drunk and on drugs while test-driving a truck and was trying to “see what it was capable of” when he caused a deadly crash.

The Enterprise reports that 22-year-old Robert Kilday faces charges including motor vehicle manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection to a June 15 crash in Brockton that killed 54-year-old Jorge Leite. Kilday pleaded not guilty during arraignment on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Kilday slammed into Leite’s car as he tried to speed around it. They say Kilday was driving nearly three times the speed limit and was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana.


His court-appointed attorney did not object to his client being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing on Monday.


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