Tentative deal reached in Easthampton fatal crash
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man police say was drunk when he crashed his van in Easthampton last year, killing his 3-year-old daughter and the driver of another vehicle, has reached a tentative plea deal.
An attorney for Mauricio Velasquez of Springfield told a judge his client plans to plead guilty to at least one charge related to the December accident.
Velasquez is being held on $100,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges including two counts of negligent motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol and manslaughter.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/1t2vYLj ) reports that his defense attorney and the prosecutor told the judge that while they have reached a tentative plea deal, they are not in agreement about sentencing.
The next court date is Nov. 17.
Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com