Driver, 94, Charged With Homicide in Death of Massachusetts Bicyclist
A 94-year-old man who allegedly struck and killed a Massachusetts bicyclist riding along Route 3A in Scituate has been charged in connection with the crash, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on July 24, Scituate Police received 911 calls reporting a man unresponsive in the roadway near 109 Chief Justice Cushing Highway. Police and emergency personnel responded and rendered medical aid to 67-year-old Howard Colby of Marshfield. Colby was transported to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead of his injuries.
Police say Colby was riding on Route 3A when he was struck from behind by a 2001 Mercury Marquis being driven by Louis Bournazo. The elderly driver reportedly stopped the vehicle at the scene upon impact. Investigators observed damage to the front bumper area and windshield. Bournazos was transported to the South Shore Hospital for evaluation before he was summonsed.
A criminal summons out of Hingham District Court was issued today charging Louis Bournazos with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation, the Plymouth DA announced. Bournazo is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.
The crash was investigated by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, MSP-Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, MSP-Crime Scene Services Section, and Scituate Police.