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Sharon man pleads not guilty in jogger’s death

July 10, 2014

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — A Sharon man has been held on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty to striking and killing a college student out jogging last month.

Jeffrey Bickoff was arraigned Wednesday on charges including motor vehicle homicide and driving with a suspended license stemming from the June 15 death of 20-year-old Haley Cremer of Sharon.

Prosecutors say Cremer, a Simmons College student, was thrown 78 feet by the impact after she had stopped to talk to a friend.

Bickoff is not facing drunken driving charges, but prosecutors say he had consumed three rum and Cokes at a restaurant in the hours before the accident.

His court-appointed attorney says Bickoff passed field sobriety tests.

Police say Bickoff stayed at the scene and was distraught.

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