LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Lawrence man has been held without bail on charges in connection with a violent crash in April that left one woman dead and himself and three others injured.

Pedro Nieves, 29, was arraigned Thursday in Lawrence District Court on charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle, operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, speeding, and failure to yield, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said in court that Nieves was drunk and speeding at more than 100 mph at the time of the crash.

A gray 2006 Acura allegedly driven by Nieves struck a black 2011 Honda Civic driven by a 20-year-old Lawrence woman in the area of South Union Street and Winthrop Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. on April 29, 2021.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Boston hospital.

Her passenger, identified as 24-year-old Gabriela Hernandez, of Lawrence, was pronounced dead at the scene, the DA’s office said.

The two passengers in the Acura, a 31-year old Lawrence man and a 29-year old Methuen man, along with Nieves, were transported to Lawrence General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This is a developing story; stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for the latest updates.

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