The driver charged with crashing an SUV into a Massachusetts Apple Store, killing a Wayne man and injuring multiple others in November, pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.
Bradley Rein, 53, also pleaded not guilty to 22 counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Massachusetts Superior Court., the Associated Press reported.
The crash killed Kevin Bradley, 65, a Wayne resident who was working outside the Hingham, Massachusetts store when the SUV hit him on Nov. 21, 2022 authorities said.
The Associated Press reported prosecutors alleged Rein was traveling as fast as 60 miles per hour and didn't hit the brakes leading up to the crash. Rein had told investigators that he tried to hit the brakes after his foot was caught on the accelerator.
Rein's attorney, Joan Fund, reiterated after the hearing that the crash was an accident and questioned the vehicle’s data recorder's accuracy.
Before his death, Bradley was engaged to Kathy McGrogan, and they were together for 12 years. They lived with McGrogan's daughter, Kelly, and her two children.
A GoFundMe started by a friend raised over $15,000 to help the family with costs.
"If you cannot help financially, please share within your networks so we can help the McGrogan family bear this burden and make it a little easier for them to navigate each day," organizer Kori Robino wrote.
Rein remains free on bail but is not allowed to drive and must wear a GPS-tracking device. His next court date is June 21.
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Suspect who crashed into Apple store killing NJ man pleads not guilty