EVERETT- Wilbert Charles, 34 of Everett, has been charged with motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident after causing death and operating to endanger in connection with the October 2, 2019 crash that resulted in the death of Michael Delp, 59, who was operating a motorcycle at the time of the crash.
Mr. Charles will be arraigned today in Malden District Court.
On October 2, 2019, at approximately 5:52 a.m. Everett Police responded to a report that motorcycle had been struck by a vehicle near the 600 block of Broadway. Upon arrival, police located the driver of the motorcycle, Mr. Delp, unresponsive. The motorcyclist was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation suggests that Mr. Charles was travelling directly behind the victim on Broadway in Everett when he allegedly accelerated striking the motorcycle from behind causing the victim to fall off the bike. The defendant then allegedly struck the victim again before fleeing the scene.
Mr. Delp’s family has asked that we relay their request for privacy during this time.
The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Lee Hettinger. This case was investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Everett Police.
The charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.