READING, Mass. — No charges will be filed against a Derry man involved in a crash last fall that killed two people, the mother of one of the victims said yesterday.
Penny Morang Richards, a former Eagle-Tribune columnist and reporter, said she spoke with a prosecutor from Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone Leone's office Wednesday about the Nov. 19 crash that killed her 25-year-old daughter, Penney Jean "PJ" Richards of North Reading.
Richards' daughter was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her friend Michael A. D'Amore, 32, of Reading. Both were killed on Route 129 when the motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Robert Kwmuntis, 52, of Derry. Kwmuntis was uninjured.
District attorney spokeswoman Cara O'Brien released no new information on the accident yesterday and multiple calls to the Reading Police Department were not returned.
But Penny Morang Richards said the prosecutor informed her and her husband Wednesday that Kwmuntis will not be charged in the crash.
Kwmuntis could not be reached for comment.
Richards also said the prosecutor told her D'Amore was speeding at the time of the accident.
Richards said she and her husband will meet with officials in Leone's office today to view the accident reconstruction report put together by state police.
"I will know all of the details (today)," said Richards.
"We're getting closer to a conclusion."
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