Suspect in Enfield Fatal Hit-and-Run Due in Court

The man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a skateboarder in Enfield last December is due in court today.

Police arrested Rocco Barile, 29, at his home on June 30.

Police said the victim, 20-year-old Jeremy Mercier, was hit while trying to help a friend on Route 5 around 1 a.m. on December 2, 2016.

Loved ones said Mercier had jumped on his skateboard to bring a can of a gas to a friend who had run out. As he headed out on the several-mile trip, he was hit just around the corner from his home.

Barile is accused of leaving the scene after hitting Mercier.

He is charged with evading responsibility, death resulting; tampering with physical evidence; failure to renew a registration and failure to drive in a proper lane.

He was held on a $175,000 non-surety bond, but was released after posting bond.

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