Suspect in fatal hit-and-run heads back to court
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged in connection with a deadly hit-and-run is heading back to court for a dangerousness hearing.
Gerardo Lugo, of Fall River, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to determine whether he is a danger to himself or society.
The 54-year-old Lugo is charged in the death of Stephanie Tripp.
Tripp was struck by a car while out walking in Westport on May 7 and died at the hospital on May 16. Authorities say the driver who struck the 30-year-old Fall River woman got out of his vehicle to apologize, then drove away.
Lugo surrendered to police on Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty to charges connected to Tripp’s death as well as drug charges.
His attorney said his client is “extremely upset” over Tripp’s death.