Man arraigned in fatal hit-and-run in Brockton

A 55-year-old Brockton woman was killed in the crash Tuesday night.

A 57-year-old Brockton man was arraigned on charges related to a hit-and-run Tuesday night near Brockton Hospital that left a female pedestrian dead. 

Allen T. Perkins, 57, of Brockton was arraigned Wednesday morning in Brockton District Court on one count of leaving the scene of a crash causing death. He pleaded not guilty and was held on $2,500 cash bail, with the condition that if he makes bail he’ll need to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and have no contact with the family of the victim, the Plymouth District Attorney’s office said in a statement. 

Authorities say Brockton police responded to a 911 call reporting a hit-and-run around 9 p.m. near 680 Centre St. The victim, identified by authorities as 55-year-old Michelle Maxwell of Brockton, was transported to Brockton Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

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Through witness interviews and video from the area, investigators determined a dark SUV was traveling east on Centre Street when it struck Maxwell, who was crossing the street. The SUV then turned right onto Sterling Road, leaving the scene. 

According to the DA’s office, Perkins walked into the Brockton Police Department around 10:15 p.m. saying he’d been involved in a crash on Centre Street. 

“Perkins reported that he had gone out to pick up some food and believed he struck a traffic cone in the roadway and then returned home without picking up his food,” prosecutors said in a statement. “Perkins told police that he searched online and discovered information about the crash on Centre Street. Investigators found that Perkins then moved his vehicle from his home to a nearby parking lot before he reported to the Brockton Police station.” 

The vehicle was secured as evidence and Perkins was arrested. 

The crash remains under investigation, according to authorities, and anyone with information is asked to contact Brockton or state police. 

Perkins is next scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 1.

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