FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of a 57-year-old state highway worker struck by a pickup truck in Framingham.

Gregory Vilidnitsky was working on a repaving project on Route 9 Tuesday night.

Prosecutors say Jeremy Gardner, 29, of Bridgton, Maine, was driving the truck when it struck the worker. A Framingham District Court Judge ordered Gardner held on $100,000 bail Wednesday on charges including drunken driving, motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of a crash.

Prosecutors say Walter Smith, 49, of Barre, Vt., tried to move the truck after the crash. Smith was ordered held on $50,000 bail on a drunken driving charge.

Gardner’s lawyer said there’s a question as to who was driving at the time of the crash.

11 a.m.: Bridgton man charged in Mass. fatality

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  —  Police say a man working on a repaving project in Framingham has been struck and killed by an allegedly drunken driver.

Jeremy Gardner of Bridgton was charged with vehicular homicide, drunken driving and related offenses.

Police have not released the name of the man killed in the accident on Route 9 at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputy Police Chief Craig Davis tells The MetroWest Daily News that the 29-year-old Gardner tried to walk away but was stopped by construction workers and a Middlesex sheriff’s deputy working a detail.

Gardner’s passenger, 49-year-old Walter Smith of Barre, Vt.., is facing charges for allegedly trying to drive, and then walk away. Police say the men were staying in a nearby motel. They are to be arraigned Wednesday. It was not immediately known if they have attorneys.