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

Date: 
07.31.2017

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.