For Immediate Release
June 29, 2020
(Concord, NH) – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Bedford Police Chief John J. Bryfonski announce that an arrest has been made today in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, August 15, 2019, in Bedford, New Hampshire.
At approximately 7:45 p.m., on Thursday, August 15, 2019, Bedford Police responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Route 101. James R. Raymond (age 59) was found lying in the road near his crashed motorcycle with a head injury. Andrew Duffy (age 23) was the driver of the car who crashed into Mr. Raymond from behind. Mr. Raymond was taken to a local hospital where he later died from a head injury suffered in the crash.
Mr. Duffy has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide for negligently causing Mr. Raymond's death by failing to keep a proper lookout while driving and causing a collision, which resulted in the death of Mr. Raymond. Mr. Duffy has also been charged with an alternative count of vehicular assault for negligently causing or materially contributing to Mr. Raymond's death in the same manner.
Mr. Duffy's bail has been set at $10,000 cash or corporate surety. Mr. Duffy is expected to be arraigned on June 30, 2020, in the Hillsborough County Superior Court – Northern District.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Duffy is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Benjamin W. Maki, the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor. The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor is a position funded by a grant through the Department of Safety, Office of Highway Safety, and the Department of Justice to provide resources throughout the State of New Hampshire in the prosecution of traffic safety related offenses.
New Hampshire Department of Justice
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