Jeremy Garnder, 29, was arraigned on Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Homicide Charges and Walter Smith was charged with DUI / Drunk Driving Charges in the car crash that killed Gregory Vilidnitsky, 57, in Framingham last September.
Both men were arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court this past week. Gardner was charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Death, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage, and Operating Under the Influence, Second Offense.
Smith was also arraigned on the Drunk Driving Charge of Operating Under the Influence, Fourth Offense.
According to the Framingham Police Department and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Jeremy Gardner was allegedly driving the truck when it struck and killed Vilidnitksy, who was working on a construction site on the highway that day. Gardner then allegedly got out of the car and began to leave the area.
Meanwhile, Smith, who was initially a passenger in the car, then allegedly got into the driver's seat and also allegedly tried to leave the area. He was reportedly arrested at the scene of the accident.
Following their arraignment, Smith remained in custody on $10,000 cash bail; and Gardner was also held on $100,000 cash bail and ordered to be placed on house arrest with an electronic monitoring device and sobrietor should he post bail.