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Teen Arrested In Fatal Middleborough Cyclist Hit-And-Run

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An 18-year-old college student has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in Middleborough last month.

The Plymouth County district attorney's office said Wednesday that Eric Megna of Middleborough will be arraigned Thursday on one count of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash.

Michael Dutra, 58, of Middleborough, was fatally struck at about 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.

Prosecutors said Megna was returning home from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth when he allegedly struck Dutra, then fled to New Hampshire where his family has a vacation home. They said he told police his SUV was damaged when he hit a deer on the trip.

Police said parts recovered from his Jeep at an auto body shop matched debris from the Middleborough crash.

A telephone message was left a telephone listing for Megna's address.

This program aired on November 20, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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