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Brockton man charged in crash that killed 2 passengers

May 6, 2015

AVON, Mass. (AP) — A 27-year-old Brockton man is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the deaths of two passengers when he crashed his car fleeing a traffic stop.

The Norfolk district attorney’s office said Marcelino Correia was arraigned Wednesday at a Boston hospital where he is recovering from injuries sustained in the April 27 crash.

Charges against him include motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, negligently causing serious injury to two other passengers, and driving with a suspended license. He pleaded not guilty and is held without bail.

Police said a Brockton officer tried to stop Correia for driving violations at about 3 a.m. April 27, but he kept driving and struck a utility pole in Avon. Denise Moreira and Matthew Andrade, both 21, of Brockton, died.

The Enterprise newspaper reports Correia has an extensive record of traffic violations.

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