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Driver Arraigned On Motor Vehicle Homicide Charges In Scituate Crash That Killed Bicyclist

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

HINGHAM – The driver who struck and killed a bicyclist riding along Route 3A in Scituate has been arraigned on charges in the crash, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced. 

On August 4, a criminal summons out of Hingham District Court was issued charging Louis Bournazos, 94, with one count each of Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and a Marked Lanes Violation.

At his arraignment today, Bournazos pleaded not guilty to the charges and was given bail warning and ordered not to drive during the pendency of the case.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on July 24, Scituate Police received several 911 calls reporting that a man was unresponsive in the roadway in the area of 109 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Route 3A. Police and emergency personnel responded and rendered medical aid to the male victim before he was transported to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead of his injuries. He was identified as Howard Colby, 67, of Marshfield.

Scituate Police contacted Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the

Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office,along with MSP-Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and MSP-Crime Scene Services Section, and an investigation commenced.

The investigation determined that Colby was bicycling along the side of Route 3A outside the fogline, between the fogline and the grass when he was struck from behind by a 2001 Mercury Marquis being driven by Bournazos. Bournazos 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.

Bournazos is next scheduled to appear in court on November 30.

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.

September 9, 2020