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Friday, December 29, 2006

Teen charged in fatal Wrentham hit and run


Wrentham police have charged a Norfolk teen in the Dec. 21 hit and run death of a Wrentham man.

Elizabeth Finnegan, 17, of 30 Rockwood Road in Norfolk, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury, death resulting. The charge carries a penalty of 2 to 10 years in prison.

Jeffrey W. Cardin, 48, was walking on Shears Street around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 when he was struck by a car. Cardin had recently moved to Wrentham.

At the time, police said it was possible that the driver did not know the car struck a person and urged the driver to come forward.

Finnegan came forward and told police that she may have hit something while driving on Shears Street.

Police have impounded the red 2001 Mazda Millenia that Finnegan was driving. Police Sgt. William McGrath said evidence from the scene matches the Millenia.

--Calvin Hennick

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