DA: No indictment for driver in fatal Charlestown cyclist crash

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A police officer investigates the scene of a fatal cyclist crash in Charlestown on April 3, 2014. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

The driver of a garbage truck that hit and killed a cyclist in Charlestown earlier this year and drove away will not face charges, authorities said. 

A grand jury voted on Thursday not to indict the driver of the truck, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said on Monday. Prosecutors sought to charge the driver, who was identified as Ricky Prezioso, 41, of Swampscott, with motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

Owen McGrory, 34, of Chelsea, was killed in the crash that occurred the afternoon of April 3 on Cambridge Street near Sullivan Square.

The Suffolk district attorney’s office said that prosecutors introduced 19 physical exhibits and testimony from seven witnesses to the grand jury.

“In light of the grand jury’s decision, prosecutors are essentially left without a criminal case, but we have already begun the process of providing his family with a copy of our investigative file to assist in any civil litigation,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Police were searching for the truck and driver immediately after the crash and said the day after the incident that they were able to locate both of them later as part of their investigation.

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