Northampton man to be arraigned in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Shelburne


Published: 6/9/2021 11:19:44 AM

GREENFIELD — Peter Toomey, 51, of Northampton, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Greenfield District Court on charges resulting from a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian walking on Route 2 in Shelburne on Tuesday.

According to the Northwestern district attorney’s office, Toomey faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, negligent motor vehicle homicide and failure to stay in marked lanes.

The hit-and-run led to the death of a 45-year-old Shelburne Falls woman. She was struck while walking along Route 2 with a friend at around 6:30 a.m on Tuesday, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the DA’s office. The woman’s name has not yet been released.

Toomey was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run on Tuesday morning.

The incident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit attached to the Northwestern district attorney’s office as well as the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

The exact time of today’s arraignment is unknown.


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