A driver who allegedly left the scene after causing a fatal, multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Reading, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning was arraigned on numerous charges on Friday.
Lynn E. Dewolfe, 50, of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, was arraigned in Woburn District Court on charges including operating under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of a crash that caused personal injury and death, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violation.
Dewolfe pleaded not gulity.
Around 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Dewolfe was driving a 2008 Saab 93 sedan erratically when she made contact with a 2005 Subaru Impreza on I-95 north, causing that vehicle to collide with a 1987 BMW K-100 RS motorcycle and two other vehicles.
The driver of the motorcycle, 42-year-old Christopher Weisz, of Bedford, was thrown from the bike and transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where he was pronounced dead. The operators of the three other vehicles involved in the crash were hospitalized with what police said were minor injuries.
Dewolfe did not remain on scene and continued on I-95 until she was stopped by a Wakefield police officer and state trooper and taken into custody.
NBC Boston's Investigators later learned that Dewolfe has prior convictions.
She was charged twice with operating under the influence, once in 1987 and again in 2005, and had multiple license suspensions for refusing chemical tests. She was also involved in at least four other crashes.
It was not immediately clear if Dewolfe has an attorney.