Jury Selection Underway for Motor Vehicle Homicide Here

Special to the Times-Free Press

Jury selection has begun in the matter of Commonwealth v. Dylan Etheridge, 26, who is charged with manslaughter while OUI in the May 5, 2019 death of Amber Pelletier in East Boston.  He is additionally charged with OUI and serious injury, leaving the scene of death and leaving the scene of personal injury. A second victim was seriously injured in the crash but survived.

While traveling down Bennington Street at a high rate of speed, Etheridge hit several parked cars causing the vehicle to flip and skid across the roadway, ultimately hitting a concrete barrier and leaving the occupants trapped inside. Etheridge fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders.  Approximately 8 hours after the crash, detectives learned Etheridge checked himself into MGH to seek treatment. The surviving victim spoke with detectives while receiving care at MGH and identified Etheridge as the driver. Blood collected from the steering wheel at the scene was later determined to belong to Etheridge. 

The Commonwealth is represented by ADA Nathan McGregor. The defendant is represented by attorney Peter Marano. The trial is before Judge Katie Rayburn in courtroom 808.

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