Middlefield man pleads not guilty to negligent motor vehicle homicide after crash that killed 22-year-old

Published: 1/30/2017 5:56:12 PM

NORTHAMPTON — The Middlefield man authorities say is responsible for the death of 22-year-old Kenneth DeJordy of Huntington pleaded not guilty Monday to his involvement in the deadly motor vehicle collision in Huntington last year. 

Wayne Edward Main, 73, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and negligent motor vehicle homicide in Hampshire Superior Court. His next appearance is slated for May 31, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors say Main was headed west on Route 20 (Russell Road) in Huntington when his SUV veered into the opposite lane and in front of DeJordy’s motorcycle, according to the DA’s office. Main was declared legally blind “several years earlier,” according to the DA, and did not have an active driver’s license at the time of the accident.  

Main was released on personal recognizance on the condition he not drive.

Northampton attorney Leah Kunkel, who declined comment on Monday, is representing Main. First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne is prosecuting the case. 

Michael Majchrowicz can be reached at mmajchrowicz@gazettenet.com.

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