A North Attleborough man who was allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Woonsocket was arraigned in Providence District Court.
Jared Travers, 30, appeared before a judge on Nov. 6 and was arraigned on charges of duty to stop in an accident resulting in death and duty to render assistance.
The charges stem from an incident on the night of Nov. 2. According to the court documents, Travers was allegedly speeding on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, R.I., at 6:15 p.m. when his vehicle reportedly hit a pedestrian crossing the road before driving away from the scene. A second pedestrian was with the victim at the time of the incident, but not injured.
The victim, a 71-year-old man whose name was not disclosed, was taken to Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket to be treated for his injuries. According to the Woonsocket Police Department, the man was then transported by airlift to Rhode Island Hospital on Nov. 3. According to police, the victim succumbed to his injuries and died the following day.
Police said Travers was arrested after the crash during the night of the incident. A lawyer for Travers said his client drove to the Woonsocket Police Station and cooperated with authorities after the crash. The lawyer added that Travers was not physically or mentally impaired during the hit-and-run and provided police with full access to his vehicle and cell phone.
Travers was first held without bail, but the judge overseeing his case ordered that he be released on a surety bail worth $10,000. The judge also ruled that Travers was allowed to leave Rhode Island to return home to North Attleborough, Massachusetts, until his next hearing in February 2024.