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17-Year-Old Charged in Deadly Newburyport Crash

The juvenile allegedly struck and killed a 77-year-old man last month

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    17-Year-Old Charged in Deadly Newburyport Crash
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    A 17-year-old from Boxford, Massachusetts is now facing several charges in connection with a deadly car crash in Newburyport.

    The juvenile allegedly struck and killed 77-year-old Richard Barbieri of Newburyport as he was crossing State Street, on November 23.

    The Newburyport Police Department cited the teenager – whose name is not being released because of his age – with the following changes:

    • Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation

    • Texting and Being Negligent Causing Injury to Another

    • Operator under Age of 18 Use of Mobile Phone (Civil Infraction)

    • Texting while Driving (Civil Infraction)

    Police say the teenager remained at the scene during the crash. Emergency responders transported Barbieri to an area hospital where he later died.

    A juvenile court will hear the case at a later date.

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