Roommate Charged in Death Of Mendham Teenager
N.Y. man accused of being under the influence in ATV crash that killed Parker Regan.
A New York man has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence in a Montana ATV crash that killed his roomate, according to KXLH.
James Welch, 19, of Bronxville, N.Y., was charged in the crash that killed Mendham's Parker Regan.
According to the office of Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin, the crash was reported on Andesite Road in the Yellowstone Club at Big Sky Thursday night at about 11:50 p.m.
An affadavit and citation issued by Trooper Joshua Brown and reported by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, said Welch was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger Crew ATV, and "admitted he was negotiating a left curve and his passenger fell out of the vehicle."
According to the affadavit, Welch had blood drawn for a toxicology report and was transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center to be held on the charges.
Bloomberg Businessweek reported that R. Christopher Regan, Parker's father, said his son and James Welch were roommates at Suffield Academy, a boarding school in Suffield, Conn. He said his son was vacationing with the Welch family in Montana.
According to its website, the Yellowstone Club is a private residential community, ski and golf resort in the northwest of Yellowstone National Park.
This is a developing story, and Patch will have more updates as they are available.