Penney Richards
November, 2009

Reading Advocate story from Friday, February 5, 2010

Crash Reports Pending


Published: Friday, February 5, 2010 @ 10:56 AM

READING - The investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash last fall is still ongoing, according to representatives from the Reading Police Department and the State District Attorney’s office.

Michael Damore, 32 of Reading and Penny Richards 26, of North Reading died last November when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pick-up truck driven by a New Hampshire man at the intersection of Rte 129 (Lowell Street) and High Street.

The accident is currently under investigation by Reading and State Police.

Det. Derek Holmes of the Reading Police Department said that local police are waiting for the state Collision Reconstruction Team to file their report with the state.

“We’re still a few weeks away from getting the report,” he said on Tuesday.

According to Jessica Venezia, a spokesperson for District Attorney Gerard Leone’s office, said that the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, one of four such teams in the state, is currently in the process of investigating the accident and compiling their report.

“It takes time,” she said, “because they are recreating the collision and creating an exhaustive report.”

When the report is completed and the results analyzed, police will determine whether any charges will be filed, she said.


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