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Framingham Employee Told Niece & Nephew 'Going on Death Run' Before Crashing Vehicle

The Medway man was held without bail in Middlesex District Court Wednesday; his niece is listed in critical condition.

Peter J. Curtis, 32, of 9 Heritage Dr. of Medway Credit: Framingham Police
Peter J. Curtis, 32, of 9 Heritage Dr. of Medway Credit: Framingham Police
A Framingham Parks & Recreation employee was held without bail Wednesday after being arraigned in court on assault with intent to kill charges, said Stephanie Guyotte, from the Middlesex District Attorney's office.

Framingham Police arrested Peter J. Curtis, 32, of 9 Heritage Dr. of Medway at 2 p.m. Tuesday, said Framingham Police Lt. Frank Divittorio. 

Patch was the first media outlet to report on the crash and the arrest.

Curtis was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and two counts of reckless endangerment of a child.

Prosecutors told the court he told his nephew, 10 and niece, 15 to buckle up, becuase they were "going on a death run."

Prosecutors said Curtis drove the vehicle on purpose into the utility pole Monday night. Police have also requested Curtis' blood alcohol level from the hospital.

His defense attorney told the court the crash was an accident.

Both his niece and nephew were transported to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham for treatment. They both were wearing seatbelts, at the time of the crash. The older niece was later taken to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where she was listed in critical condition.

Curtis is due back in court on Friday for a dangerousness hearing, said Guyotte.

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