A Grand Jury Friday indicted Benjamin S. Shealey on ten charges including motor vehicle homicide OUI in connection with a fatal crash in July in Chatham. The indictment was announced by District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's Office Friday afternoon.
Shealey, 31, crashed his Range Rover into the Kream 'n Kone parking lot on Route 28 on July 13, 2013, killing 62-year-old Albert Dellamalva of Orleans and injuring nine-year-old twins. Mr. Dellamalva was standing on the side of the road waiting for a bus when he was killed. The girls and and their parents were injured in their car in the parking lot when struck by Shealey.
The Grand Jury indicted Shealey on the following charges:
Shealey was arrested at the scene by Harwich police officers. Harwich officers responded to calls of a reckless driver and attempted to pull Shealey over in Harwich. Shortly after entering Chatham, Shealey crashed his Range Rover, taking Mr. Dellamalva's life and causing serious injury and damage.
Shealey had previously been arrested and charged with OUI in Boston in 2009.
Following the July 13 fatal crash, Shealey pleaded not guilty to OUI and related charges at his arraignment in Orleans District Court. He was back in court for a dangerousness hearing on July 22 at which time he was deemed a danger to society and returned to the Barnstable House of Correction.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michelle L. Groff, according to the DA's Office.