- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A jury acquitted a man of negligent homicide in connection with a February 2013 collision that killed a retired judge, but convicted him of a lesser charge in causing injuries to his passenger.

Police said 74-year-old Bruce Larson of Durham, a former Candia District Court judge, died in the Route 4 crash in Durham. He was heading west when he collided with a vehicle that appeared to have been attempting to pass another vehicle heading east.

Police said 24-year-old Ryan Marchant of Wakefield, Massachusetts, was driving.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/14vpQC2) the jury was deadlocked Monday on a second negligent homicide charge alleging Marchant caused Larson’s death by driving at an unsafe speed and passing in a no-passing zone.

Marchant’s passenger, Martin Hyppolite, suffered a broken hip.

Marchant awaits sentencing.


Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, https://www.fosters.com

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