By Associated Press - Monday, May 6, 2019

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash over the weekend that killed a New Hampshire man.

Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office says 19-year-old Andrej Oljaca, of Concord, faces several charges including motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation.

Prosecutors say the crash at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday in Erving took the life of 68-year-old Phillip Reed of Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Police say Oljaca was driving a stolen box truck and after the crash ran into the nearby woods.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday and was held on $10,000 bail. He told authorities that he ran into the woods because he was scared.

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