Woman dies after vehicle drags her 3 miles down Massachusetts road
(CNN) — The man accused of hitting a woman with his vehicle and dragging her for more than three miles near Foxborough, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to several charges at his arraignment Tuesday.
The woman, Kanchanben Patel, 58, was killed, the Norfolk district attorney’s office said.
Moses Acloque, 22, allegedly ran into her and another pedestrian in the town of Wrentham around 10 p.m., the district attorney’s office said in a statement.
Acloque — who pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of a collision causing death, motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, leaving the scene of property damage and driving with a suspended license — was ordered held on $3,000 bail.
The collision triggered 911 calls from witnesses.
The crash left the other victim with minor injuries at the site of the collision, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey told CNN affiliate WCVB, but Patel’s body was found 3.2 miles up the road in the town of Foxborough.
Morrissey said it’s believed Acloque was driving a pickup truck and may have had passengers on board.
Investigators are searching the road for pieces of the woman’s clothing and other evidence.