Belchertown man to be arraigned Aug. 16 in connection with fatal February crash


Ryan Fellion, 18, of Belchertown, is expected to be arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Aug. 16, 2017 on a charge of negligent motor vehicle homicide in connection with a Feb. 17, 2017 crash on 299 Federal Street/Route 9 in Belchertown that claimed the life of Larry Kelley, 62, of Amherst.

Police allege Fellion was driving westbound on Route 9 when his vehicle crossed over the center line and struck Kelley’s eastbound car nearly head-on.  Kelley  was pronounced dead at the scene.  Fellion and his two passengers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.

Negligent motor vehicle homicide is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction.  A conviction carries a 15-year loss of license.

Belchertown Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, MSP Crime Scene Services and MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section investigated the collision.