HAVERHILL (CBS) — Authorities have charged a Haverhill teen with motor vehicle homicide after the say he was texting and driving when he caused a fatal crash.
17-year-old Aaron Deveau is also charged with texting while driving in the February 20 accident. Police say Deveau’s Chevy Malibu crossed the center line on River Street in Haverhill hitting a car driven by Donald Bowley, 55, of Danville head on.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.
Bowley was taken to Mass General Hospital where he died of his injuries on March 10.
A passenger in Bowley’s car was also injured in the crash.
A law took effect September 30 that prohibits texting while driving. In addition, minors are prohibited from using a cell phone at all while driving.