Boston resident Michael Tranchita received a guilty verdict on November 17 in a bench trial at Salem Superior Court for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident that resulted in death, the Associated Press reported.
The conviction was in relation to a January 2007 accident, in which two pedestrians were struck and killed by Tranchita’s pick-up truck. The pedestrians were identified as 33-year-old Stoneham resident Tina Tello and 28-year-old Everett local Christopher Zullo. The two were attempting to cross U.S. Route 1 in Saugus, although there was no pedestrian crossing in the area.
Evidence proved that Tranchita was driving the vehicle that killed the pedestrians. Two unidentified parties were also convicted of misleading the police, likely to cover for Tranchita.
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