A man is being held on $500,000, charged in the death of a Waterbury man who fell out of the back of a pickup and hit his head.
David Montambault, 41, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, three days after the incident on North Walnut Street.
Montambault’s neighbor, Richard Janulawicz, was driving the truck, police said.
Janulawicz had driven to Royal Liquors with his son in the pickup cab and the victim on the back bumper, bought 40-ounce beers and headed back to their apartment house, officials said.
In one hand, Montambault held the ladder rack. In the other he held a 40-ounce beer, police said. On the way back to the apartment, he fell off.
Janulawicz allegedly stopped and let his 18-year-old son go check on the victim. The son jumped back into the cab and the father and son drove home, officials said.
The son told police the victim was bleeding from the ears.
Janulawicz was charged with second degree manslaughter and avoiding responsibility. He appeared in court on Friday, where his bond was increased from $100,000 to $500,000. His case is continued to Oct. 17.
Montambault’s mother told police he was handicapped and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.