Man Charged in Deadly Pedestrian Crash

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NBC10 Boston

A Massachusetts man was charged Thursday in a crash that killed a pedestrian last month in Belmont.

The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office says 45-year-old Raymond O'Brien of Medford was charged with unlicensed operation in the Aug. 28 crash.

Authorities say O'Brien was driving a 2015 Ford Transit Van when he hit Sachi Thanawala, a 39-year-old Belmont woman, at the intersection of Lexington Street and Sycamore Street.

O'Brien remained on the scene.

Thanawala was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she died two days after the crash.

Investigators determined that O'Brien didn't have a valid driver's license, as his had expired in 2004.

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