Taunton man facing federal fraud charges killed in Easton crash

EASTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A Taunton man accused of defrauding a Boston nonprofit was killed in an Easton crash.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. on Turnpike Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they said they found Clark Grant, 39, lying in the road suffering from traumatic injuries.

Grant was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, where he died from his injuries.

Police said the preliminary investigation showed that the 39-year-old was riding his motorcycle, when a Jeep Grand Cherokee exited a parking lot and entered the roadway, heading north.

That’s when Grant crashed with the Jeep, occupied by a 40-year-old Brockton resident and a 9-year-old, police said. Both also suffered injuries in the crash.

According to court documents obtained by ABC 6 News, Grant and his wife were accused of defrauding the city of Boston out of COVID-19 relief funds and rental assistance money in March 2022.

He faced a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

In a statement to ABC 6 News, the attorney representing Grant and his wife said they are horrified at his sudden passing.

“[Grant’s wife] can at least find some peace in knowing this will result in his acquittal as all pending charges against him shall be dismissed by the Government,” his attorney said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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