UPDATED TIME: Amherst man to be arraigned in connection with September pedestrian fatality


Richard Fuhrman, 65, of Amherst, is scheduled to be arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court, Monday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. (changed from 9 a.m.) on a charge of negligent motor vehicle homicide and a civil infraction of failure to stop at a stop sign in connection with the death of Eva Fenner, 88, of Amherst on Sept. 11, 2019.

Amherst Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS), and MSP Crime Scene Services investigated the incident.

Police allege that, at around 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, a school van that was being operated by Fuhrman exited Crocker Farm School at 280 West St. without coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. The school van then struck and killed Fenner. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.