Victim in School Street Fatal Accident Identified, Operator charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation

Posted on Oct 25 2012
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At approximately 3:36 pm the Granby Police Department received an Emergency 911 cell phone call reporting that there was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on School Street. Granby Police and Granby Ambulance personnel were dispatched to the area of 24 School Street. Responding medical personnel provided emergency medical treatment to the victim. Granby Fire personnel were also dispatched to the scene to assist.

The victim was walking north bound on the shoulder of the south bound lane of School Street. The vehicle involved in the accident was travelling south bound on School Street. In the area of 24 School Street the motor vehicle struck the pedestrian. The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene and was identified as Tessa V. Desjardins (Age 20) of 1120 Federal Street in Belchertown.

The victim has been identified as Faith Schauer-Swift (61 years of age) of 2329 Shadow View Circle in Maitland Florida.

Assisting with the investigation was The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section along with the Granby Police Department. School Street was closed to traffic for 5 hours while the accident scene was being investigated.

The operator of the vehicle, Tessa V. Desjardins, has been charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation.

 

Last changed: Oct 26 2012 at 1:11 PM

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