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Pittsfield man gets 1 year for fatal crash

June 19, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man who crashed the vehicle he was driving, killing his fiancee, has been sentenced to a year in jail.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1pike2Z) reports that Shaun Race also lost his driver’s license for 15 years after pleading guilty Wednesday to motor vehicle homicide while operating to endanger and driving with a suspended license.

Prosecutors say Race was driving with his fiancee, Mayra Demedeiros, on Route 7 in Lee in May 2012.

They say Race became distracted when their 6-week-old child began crying, and lost control. The Jeep left the road, crossed a driveway, hit a tree, and flipped several times. Demedeiros was ejected and the vehicle rolled on top of her.

The defense said drugs, alcohol and speed were not factors.

Race apologized in court.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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