November 20, 2013

Driver indicted in N.H. crash that killed newlywed

Leah Fonda of St. Paul, Minn., and her husband were on their honeymoon when their car was struck July 20.

The Associated Press

ROLLINSFORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man charged in a vehicle collision that killed a woman on her honeymoon has been indicted on 14 counts in Strafford County Superior Court.

Forty-four-year-old Matthew Tsopas of Somersworth is accused of causing the death of 30-year-old Leah Fonda of St. Paul, Minn. She and her husband were on their honeymoon in New England when their car was struck on Route 4 in Rollinsford on July 20. Her husband, 30-year-old Brian Preiss, and Tsopas were hospitalized with injuries.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports Tsopas has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter.

Tsopas, who is due in court in a week, also was indicted on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless conduct, and others. His lawyer has filed a motion to reduce his bail.

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