QUINCY (CBS) — The man wanted by police in connection to a deadly crash last week turned himself in and was arraigned in Quincy District Court Wednesday morning.

Christopher Murch, 22, pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide, negligent operation, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury.

He was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Quincy Police said he was driving a Ford F-350 utility truck when he hit two poles, a fence, and several parked cars on Palmer Street around 12:30 a.m. on August 7.

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Christopher Murch (Photo Courtesy: Quincy Police)

The truck then flipped over, killing 18-year-old passenger Allan Dunne and leaving another passenger, a 17-year-old, with life-threatening injuries.

Quincy Police Captain John Dougan told reporters that “speed was definitely a factor” in the crash.

Murch was also hurt in the crash, and was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The truck rolled over on Palmer Street early Monday morning. (WBZ-TV)

Police say he left the scene before they arrived.

He was later arrested on unrelated warrants, but police couldn’t charge anyone in the Palmer Street crash until they determined who was driving.

Police put out his photo on Monday, asking the public for any information about his whereabouts.

Murch was ordered to undergo home confinement with a GPS monitor, remain drug and alcohol free, and stay away from Dunne’s family and the 17-year-old victim and his family.

He’s due back in court September 13.

Comments
  1. mh1212 says:

    You do the crime, you have to do the time. But, putting myself in his shoes, I could see how scared he must have been to then try to flee from it.

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