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Man Faces Murder Charge in Roxbury Pedestrian Crash

Maximo Manzette will be arraigned Friday in Roxbury District Court on a murder charge after a crash that left a pedestrian dead Thursday

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A man is being charged with murder in connection with a deadly pedestrian crash early Thursday morning.

The crash around 4:40 a.m. on Centre Street near Columbus Avenue left an unidentified pedestrian dead. It prompted a large police presence and impacted traffic for hours.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said Thursday evening that 54-year-old Maximo Manzette would be arraigned Friday on a murder charge in Roxbury District Court.

"It is alleged that Manzette was driving the vehicle and was aware of the victim's presence," spokesperson James Borghesani of the district attorney's office wrote in a statement.

The SUV involved in the crash remained at the scene, police said earlier.

Neighbors say the intersection can be dangerous.

"That street there, this is like the fourth incident that happened in the matter of a solid three to four months," Bridgette Caban of Roxbury said.

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