Driver charged in rollover crash on I-190 in Leominster that killed 16-year-old girl
LEOMINSTER – The driver of the car involved in a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl from Ayer was arraigned in Leominster District Court Tuesday.
According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., Christopher Filz, 19, of Shirley, was arraigned on charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, speeding, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
According to State Police, on Oct. 6, at around 7:10 p.m. Filz was heading northbound in the right lane of Route 190 in a 2001 Mustang. When Filz attempted to move into the left lane, the vehicle went down the embankment and rolled over because he lost control of the vehicle.
In addition to Filz, there were three passengers inside the vehicle, that were extricated by Leominster firefighters.
One of the passengers, 16-year-old Krystal Mello of Ayer, died in the crash. A 16-year-old girl from Shirley and a 16-year-old boy from Harvard were both injured and taken to a hospital in Worcester, the Worcester County DA’s office said.
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During his arraignment, Filz was ordered not to drive, and to stay away from and have no contact with witnesses of the crash and the family of the victim.
The case was continued to Jan. 5.