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QUINCY (CBS) – One person was killed and another was hurt when a car crashed onto a sidewalk and into them in Quincy Monday morning.

Police say the driver of the car that struck the two people was taken into custody at the scene.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Michael Rivard, 48, has been charged with motor vehicle homicide – negligent driving, driving while impeded and driving after his license was revoked. He was arraigned Monday afternoon in Quincy District Court and held on $10,000 cash bail.

Rivard has a long record of driving violations dating back to 1990, including several accidents where he was found at fault, speeding, and driving with suspended and revoked licenses.

It happened on Wall Street, shortly after 7 a.m.

Police say a mother identified as Beatrice Rivard, and her adult son were walking when the Lincoln Town Car driven by her husband Michael Rivard, ran up onto the sidewalk, struck them and then crashed into a fence.

Beatrice Rivard died after being trapped under the car.

The son was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office.

There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.

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