NEW HAVEN – The charge of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle against a Yale student accused in the death of a woman at a 2011 Yale-Harvard football game tailgate will be reduced in Superior Court this morning.
Brendan Ross will get accelerated rehabilitation – a special form of probation – on reduced charges of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, under a plea deal, according to his lawyer, William F. Dow III.
He will also plead guilty to two infractions: traveling unreasonably fast and unsafe starting.
Ross will have to complete a total of 400 hours of community service.
He will not have a criminal record.
Ross was driving a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs and he had entered one of the parking lots near Yale Bowl when the truck suddenly accelerated and ran over three women.
Nancy Barry, 30, of Salem, Mass., was killed. Sarah Short, a Yale student from New Haven, who was walking with Barry, also was hit and injured. The third person hit was Elizabeth Dernbach, 23.
Police on the scene gave Ross a field sobriety test, which he passed