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Trial Delayed for Conn. Driver in Mass. Crash That Killed 4

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    Trial Delayed for Conn. Driver in Mass. Crash That Killed 4
    Springfield Police Department
    A memorial has started at the site of the Springfield, Massachusetts, crash that has killed three high school seniors and a 20-year-old man.

    The trial of a Connecticut man police say was driving an SUV that crashed in Springfield, Massachusetts, killing four passengers, has been delayed because he has a new lawyer.

    The Republican newspaper reports that 19-year-old Aaron Thorne was granted a new lawyer last week, pushing back the start of his trial. Thorne said his previous attorney didn't have a "positive attitude."

    The New Haven man faces four counts of manslaughter and other charges stemming from the January 2017 crash in Springfield that claimed the lives of a 20-year-old man and three high school students.

    He has pleaded not guilty.

    Police say Thorne was driving more than 70 mph (112 kph) when he hit a tree. The SUV had been reported stolen.

    The trial was scheduled to start in June. A new date hasn't been set.

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