McNally Arraigned for Manslaughter in Fatal Crash

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241

LEOMINSTER — A 35-year-old Leominster man was ordered held on $50,000 bail today after being arraigned for manslaughter in a 2018 crash that claimed the life of a female passenger in the vehicle he was driving, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

District Court Judge Mark Noonan also ordered that Gregory M. McNally of 63 Weathervane Drive be confined to his home with GPS monitoring if he posts bail, have no contact with the victim’s friends or family, remain drug and alcohol free with testing and undergo a mental health evaluation.

Assistant District Attorney Julieanne Karcasinas requested $250,000 bail with the same conditions of release.

Emilia A. Ortiz, 35, of 11 Wayside Ave., Framingham, died on July 22, 2018 when the 2014 Nissan Rogue being driven by the defendant crashed into trees along Johnny Appleseed Lane.

Mr. McNally was arrested on Friday by State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office following a 10-month investigation by the State Police Detectives, Leominster Police and the Central Mass. Law Enforcement Council’s crash reconstruction unit.

Mr. McNally’s case was continued to June 3.