A Hanover man has been charged with vehicular homicide following an alleged drunken-driving accident early Christmas morning on Plain Street in Hanover.
A 25-year-old man who was sitting in the rear seat was fatally injured when the vehicle hit a tree at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Timothy Corcoran, 24, of 108 Plymouth Road, Hanover, was arraigned Wednesday in Hingham District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence, causing serious bodily injury while driving under the influence, and operating to endanger.
Christos Theodorou was pronounced dead at South Shore Hospital about an hour after the crash, the Plymouth County district attorney’s office said.
According to the police report, the victim’s brother, George Theodorou, 23, was sitting in the front passenger seat and Christos was in the back when the vehicle Corcoran was driving, a black GMC, struck a tree near 380 Plain St.
George Theodorou and Corcoran suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to South Shore Hospital, police said.
On Wednesday, a Hingham District Court judge ordered Corcoran held on $10,000 cash bail, the district attorney’s office said. If he is released on bail, he is prohibited from driving and must not drink alcohol or use drugs.
Christos Theodorou worked as an auto mechanic at Central Automotive in Hyde Park, said Ted Nichols, a friend of the victim’s family. Nichols described Theodorou as “a real gentleman, a well-liked individual, very caring (and) devoted.”
Nichols said visiting hours for Theodorou are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan Funeral Home on East Water Street in Rockland. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Panagia Greek Orthodox Church on Jerusalem Road in Cohasset.
Burial will follow at Hanover Center Cemetery.
Bridget Norton Middleton, spokeswoman for Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, said Tuesday’s accident was reported to police by residents of Plain Street.
Middleton said Hanover police and State Police investigated the accident and gathered from interviews that Corcoran was inebriated.
Corcoran is due back in Hingham District Court Feb. 15 for a pretrial conference.