2 arrested in Rt. 9 fatality
Two men have been arraigned on charges connected to the death of a man working at a construction site in Framingham Tuesday night.
Gregory Vilidnitsky was killed while working on a repaving project on Route 9.
Jeremy Gardner of Bridgton, Maine, was charged with vehicular homicide, drunken driving and related offenses. He was ordered held on $100-thousand dollars cash bail.
His passenger, Walter Smith of Barre, Vermont was ordered held on $50-thousand dollars cash bail.
Deputy Police Chief Craig Davis tells WBZ NewsRadio that the 29-year-old Gardner tried to walk away but was stopped by construction workers and a Middlesex sheriff’s deputy working a detail.
The 49-year-old Smith is facing charges for allegedly trying to drive, and then walk away. Police say the men were staying in a nearby motel.
They were in Massachusetts working construction in Wayland.
WBZ’s Carl Stevens spoke with Chief Davis:
Gardner’s lawyer said there’s a question as to who was driving at the time of the crash