A 17-year-old boy who fled after allegedly mowing down two pedestrians in an Aug. 18 Natick crash was driving high on marijuana, authorities said.
The teenager, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was reportedly operating a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on Washington Avenue in the area of Summer Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. when he struck a Natick couple on the sidewalk and fled the scene, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Natick Police Chief James Hicks said in a joint statement Tuesday.
One of the victims, Brian Colbert, 39, has been discharged from the hospital and continues his painful recovery from home, but his wife, Kim Gunner, 51, is still in the intensive care unit after seven surgeries at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, with more surgeries to come, said her cousin, Tony Catlin. Her jaw had to be reconstructed, her arm was shattered and doctors are reconstructing her leg, he said.
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