Man pleads not guilty in crash that killed couple
EPPING, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed a retired Massachusetts police sergeant and his wife.
Police said 31-year-old Ryan Kittredge, of Derry, also pleaded not guilty to a reckless conduct charge Friday. Police said in an affidavit Kittredge told authorities he had been drinking, but wasn’t driving. No one else was in his truck.
Police accused him of driving east on the westbound side of Route 101 in Epping on Jan. 11, and that crashing into a westbound car.
The car was driven by 58-year-old John Johnson, a sergeant who recently retired after nearly four decades with the police department in Townsend, Massachusetts. He and his 57-year-old wife, Heidi Johnson, died. They lived in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.