Off-duty officer in fatal crash indicted on manslaughter charge

Off-duty officer in fatal crash indicted on manslaughter charge

MANCHESTER, N.H. — An off-duty police officer who was accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a New Hampshire woman has now been indicted on manslaughter and negligent homicide charges.Police said 27-year-old Tyler Berry crossed the center line in a pickup truck and hit a vehicle on Route 101 in Amherst on April 5.

Twenty-one-year-old Sierra Croteau, of Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene. Berry was hospitalized with injuries.

He entered a not guilty plea to aggravated driving while intoxicated earlier this year.

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Court documents released Friday show Berry was indicted by a Hillsborough County grand jury on two counts of manslaughter; two counts of negligent homicide; two counts of reckless conduct; and single counts of falsification of physical evidence and criminal mischief.

A message was left for his attorney.