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Prosecutors: Woman charged in fatal crash may plead guilty

July 7, 2016

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Cape Cod woman accused of striking and killing a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in 2014 may plead guilty before the upcoming trial.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/29ps6Qa ) reports that prosecutors and the attorney for 64-year-old Cynthia May told a Northampton judge Wednesday that a possible change in plea was under discussion.

The Orleans woman has pleaded not guilty to reckless vehicular homicide in the death of 20-year-old Hannah Frilot, of Arizona.

Authorities say Frilot was walking along the side of an Amherst road with a friend when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by May in July 2014. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

If the plea deal falls through, the trial could begin this week or early next week.


Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com

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