An 18-year-old Norton man was arraigned today in Taunton District Court on charges related to a fatal motor vehicle crash, which occurred Saturday night in Raynham.
Devin Luc Larocque Thompson was arraigned on charges of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The defendant was released on personal recognizance, was ordered to not drive during the pendency of the case and is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on January 28.
At around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Raynham Police responded to the crash at 491 Broadway after receiving multiple 911 calls. The preliminary investigation has revealed that Dawn Rodrigues, 42, of Brockton, was driving southbound in her Ford Focus when the defendant’s Chevy Silverado swerved into her lane of travel and struck her vehicle head-on. The Silverado pushed the Focus off the east side of the roadway into the yard of 496 Broadway. The Silverado then flipped, end over end onto its roof and came to rest on top of the hood of a Honda Civic. The operator of the Civic was uninjured.
Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools to free Dawn Rodrigues from the wreckage. She and her passenger, a 47-year-old Brockton man, were rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The seriously injured Brockton man was listed in stable condition.
The case is being prosecuted at this time by Assistant District Attorney Christine Letsche.