HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — The suspect in a hit and run accident in Holyoke in which two people died appeared in Holyoke District Court this morning.
21-year-old Jonathan Lopez pleaded not guilty to several charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
A judge set bail at $40,000.
Prosecutors allege Lopez is responsible for a Sunday morning car crash, where Moira Murphy and Brian Callahan, both 23, were killed.
Police arrived at the intersection of Dwight and Beech streets around 2 a.m. They say they found a Honda Civic with four passengers, including Murphy and Callahan, as well as an empty Cadillac.
This morning, prosecutors outlined their case against Lopez. They say Lopez eventually identified himself as the driver of that Cadillac. During questioning, Lopez also told police he was scared and decided to flee.
Lopez will appear in court again for a pre-trial hearing on October 10th.