Homicide charges dropped against East Longmeadow man in double fatal motorcycle accident

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There is no reliable evidence that Steven C. Thompson was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and police found the motorcycle's speed was a "main contributing" factor in the collision, a defense lawyer said. SPRINGFIELD -- Prosecutors have dropped homicide charges against an East Longmeadow man arrested after a double fatal motorcycle crash last year. Steven C. Thompson, 25, is now facing one count of operating under the influence of alcohol in connection with a collision between his pickup truck and a motorcycle May 12, 2016, in Springfield. The prosecution dropped one homicide count and agreed to reduce the second to a simple drunken driving charge during a pretrial hearing Nov. 2 in Springfield District Court. The...

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