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UMASS student accused of fatal hit and run

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The driver of the Jeep Cherokee accused of hitting and killing a Middleboro father has been arrested.

18-year old Eric Megna a student at UMASS Dartmouth was arrested on Wednesday.

Police say he hit 58–year old Michael Dutra in October then took off to New Hampshire.

He told state police in New Hampshire that he had hit a deer. Megna even sent his mother a photo of a dead deer which she showed to investigators.

Police say the photo was an online photo and there were no signs of deer fur on his damaged jeep.

Megna will be arraigned on Thursday November 21st.


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