SALEM, Massachusetts — A Boston man has been convicted of leaving the scene after his pickup truck struck and killed two pedestrians crossing a Saugus highway.
Michael Tranchita was convicted Monday in a bench trial in Salem Superior Court of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death in connection with the January 2007 deaths of 33-year-old Tina Tello, of Stoneham, and 28-year-old Christopher Zullo, of Everett.
Police say the victims were trying to cross U.S. Route 1 after dark in an area not designated for pedestrian travel when they were struck.
The Daily Item of Lynn (http://bit.ly/1u6FA3u ) reports that Essex Assistant District Attorney Jay Gubitose introduced evidence proving Tranchita was driving the pickup that hit the pedestrians.
Two other were convicted of misleading police.
Information from: The (Lynn, Massachusetts) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com