Thea Digiammerino

Man Charged in Fatal 2016 Crash on I-91

A Windsor man has been charged with manslaughter and DUI in a fatal crash on I-91 in Enfield that killed a Massachusetts woman last year.

Police said 33-year-old John Gallucci was the driver in a crash that killed 22-year-old Marie Parks on Dec. 19, 2016.

According to the arrest warrant, witnesses told police they saw the Jeep Gallucci was driving make a hard right and cross all three lanes of the highway before crashing into a guardrail and falling off the highway onto the road about 20 feet below.

Park was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. She was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she died of her injuries.

Gallucci claimed he struck black ice, which caused him to lose control, but investigators said weather was not a factor in the crash.

Police said Gallucci’s breath smelled of alcohol during his interview and that he tested positive for alcohol, cocaine and marijuana in his system. Investigators also found six nips inside the vehicle – five of which were completely empty.

After an extensive investigation, Gallucci was arrested on Saturday. He is charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, second-degree manslaughter, and reckless driving. He was issued a $50,000 bond and is due in court on Monday.

Police said Gallucci has been previously convicted of driving under the influence in 2009.

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