The Middlesex County District Attorney’s office announced today that Westford resident Keith Lamarre was found guilty of motor vehicle homicide in connection with a 2012 single-car crash in Littleton that killed two people.
Now 22 years old, Lamarre was declared guilty on two counts of motor vehicle homicide following a three-day jury trial in Middlesex District Court after being found responsible for speeding, marked lane violations, not using a seat belt and a tire tread violation.
Judge Elizabeth Cremens sentenced Lamarre to two years on the first charge and two-and-a-half years, with one year expected to be served.
The remainder of the sentence to be suspended for five years on the conditions of no driving or attempting to obtain a driver’s license, no contact with victim’s families, 200 hours of community service, substance abuse evaluation and follow-up and a 15-year loss of license.
“Assigning responsibility cannot alter the sad and lasting impact on these families. I urge young drivers to take seriously the obligations they have for passengers and their safety,” said District Attorney Marion Ryan. “Thanks to the Littleton Police, State Police and State Police Accident Reconstruction team for their hard work.”
Police and EMTs responded to Great Road in Littleton at approximately 5:20 a.m. on September 2, 2012, to a report of a single-car crash.
They found a Ford truck had struck a utility pole and that the two passengers had been thrown from the vehicle, which was driven by Lamarre. Passengers Taylor Deluca, 21, of Groton, and Richard Mitchell, 21, of Dunstable, were killed in the early morning accident.
The group had left a house party in Littleton and stopped at a gas station shortly before the crash occurred.