- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts judge has thrown out charges against a driver who struck and killed a man as he crossed a Salem street seven years ago.

The Salem News reports (https://bit.ly/1K0pWWw ) the decision came down Wednesday after 44-year-old Scott Soreff was found to be incompetent to stand trial due to autism, bipolar disorder and a developmental disorder.

The 44-year-old man hit and killed 28-year-old Valentino Macario-Lopez in 2008. Authorities say he left the scene and later told officers the victim shouldn’t have been in front of his car. Investigators found that he was on five medications at the time of the crash.

He’s been under a court order not to drive and Soreff’s attorney says he doesn’t plan to seek a license.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

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