Police say a speeding driver who was under the influence of drugs caused a fatal crash on Route 3 that claimed the life of an 87-year-old Quincy woman.
2020欧洲杯预选赛赛程PLYMOUTH — A Brockton man accused of causing a fatal crash while speeding and with several drugs in his system is being held on $25,000 bail.
Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Plymouth County district attorney's office arrested Randy Campbell, 33, of Brockton, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on Monday.We can deliver news just like this directly to your inbox. You can sign up for This Just In (a daily 7:30 p.m. newsletter with items we've posted that day), News Alerts (so you don't miss anything important) and more. It's customized to your preferences -- and it'll only take a few seconds.
Campbell was arraigned in Plymouth District Court by telephone Monday afternoon on charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle, felony motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of drugs causing serious bodily injury, speeding and operating to endanger. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
The four-vehicle crash occurred at about 9:32 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, on Route 3 north, just prior to exit 12 in Pembroke.
2020欧洲杯预选赛赛程Assistant District Attorney Amanda Fowle said Campbell was driving his Hyundai Elantra northbound on Route 3 that day on his way to a methadone clinic in Weymouth.
Witnesses told police Campbell was weaving in and out of traffic and speeding past vehicles, Fowle said.
2020欧洲杯预选赛赛程One man who was driving on the highway at the time told police Campbell "flipped him off" as he passed him, the prosecutor said.
2020欧洲杯预选赛赛程A short distance ahead, the traffic on Route 3 came to a rolling stop, but prosecutors say Campbell barreled into the back of a Volkswagen Tiguan.
The driver and passenger in the Tiguan both suffered serious injuries and were taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment. The passenger, 87-year-old Nancy Chamberlain of Quincy, died at the hospital as a result of her injuries, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors say the investigation revealed Campbell rear-ended the Tiguan, which then sent the Tiguan into a Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Tiguan then left the roadway and struck a tree. Campbell's Elantra continued after striking the Tiguan and rear-ended a Ford F150 pickup truck, prosecutors said.
"I'll note that the speedometer of that motor vehicle had been stuck at approximately 80 miles per hour, indicative of what would happen if the car suddenly lost power, which could be caused by a sudden impact," Fowle said.
A blood sample taken from Campbell, who was hospitalized due to injuries he sustained in the crash, revealed he had fentanyl, THC, methadone and cocaine in his system at the time of the crash, Fowle said.
The prosecutor requested bail be set at $25,000 and that Campbell remain drug-free and not drive without a valid license.
A defense attorney appointed just for Campbell's arraignment requested bail be set at $1,000.
2020欧洲杯预选赛赛程She said Campbell has a medical marijuana card and is on other prescription drugs.
The judge sided with the prosecutor, setting Campbell's bail at $25,000 and ordering him to remain drug-free and not drive.
The day of the crash, Route 3 was shut down for a period of time and traffic was snarled for hours.
Campbell is due back in court on Aug. 26 for a probable cause hearing.
2020欧洲杯预选赛赛程Senior reporter Cody Shepard can be reached by email at email@example.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @cshepard_ENT.Please consider supporting local journalism and purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Enterprise for as low as $9.95 per month.