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Framingham man took kids on 'death run' before crash

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Peter Curtis, 32, has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill after crashing his car with his niece and nephew inside. Peter Curtis, 32, has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill after crashing his car with his niece and nephew inside.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) - A Framingham man is accused of taking his niece and nephew on what he called a "death run" before crashing his car, sending both kids to the hospital.

Peter Curtis appeared in court on Wednesday after crashing his mazda on Pleasant St. in Framingham with his 10-year-old niece and 15-year-old nephew inside.

Prosecutor Sarah Fallon said that the 32-year-old told told the two kids that they were going on a "death run."

"During that ride the defendant accelerated his vehicle to 100 miles an hour and turned to the 15-year-old nephew and he said ' you better buckle up, we are going on a death run,'" Fallon said.

David Friday called 911 when he heard the car hit a telephone pole. The niece is still in critical condition.

Curtis is a town employee with the parks and recreation department. His attorney said drugs and alcohol played no role in the crash, although Curtis admitted to drinking before picking up the kids.

Defense attorney Michael Brennan said that this was an accident, and not a suicide attempt or anything else.

Curtis is being held without bail. He'll return to court on Friday for a dangerousness hearing. He is being charged with two counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of assault with intent to kill.

Police are waiting for the results of his blood alcohol level.

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