- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man police say ordered food at a Taco Bell drive-thru shortly after fatally striking a pedestrian has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and drunken driving.

Masslive.com (https://bit.ly/2eNRJfq ) reports that 66-year-old Robert Loranger was held on $100,000 bail at his Superior Court arraignment Monday.

Police say on Sept. 9, Loranger was behind the wheel of his car when he struck 51-year-old Harry Fernandez as he crossed a street.

Police say surveillance video showed Loranger at a nearby Taco Bell minutes later with heavy damage to his car’s windshield. Police tracked Loranger to his home where they say they found the victim’s hair, blood and body tissue in the windshield of his car.

Loranger denied hitting anyone, saying his car was damaged by items that fell from a truck.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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