Homicide charge for driver in fatal Curry College student crash
A 24-year-old Stoughton man will be arraigned from his hospital bed Monday morning for allegedly driving drunk before he crashed his car and killed a Curry College student.
Sean Jackman, who is recovering at Boston Medical Center after the crash, was charged with operating under the influence, motor vehicle homicide, speeding and a marked lanes violation, the Norfolk district attorney’s office said Sunday.
Jackman was driving a Toyota Corolla just after midnight Saturday when it hit a wall and a tree, police said. His passenger, 20-year-old Evan Bard of Agawam, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bard was a cheerleader at the Milton school. She was a junior nursing student, the school said in a statement.
“The Curry College community sends our thoughts and prayers to Evan’s family and friends. Our hearts go out to them at this difficult time,” the statement said. “The Bard Family would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers which mean so much during this difficult time. They also would like to thank Evan’s teachers, classmates, and teammates for making her time at Curry a happy one.”
The school offered grief counseling for students and members of the college community.
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