Brendan D. Ross of O'Fallon, Mo., appeared Monday in New Haven Superior Court. He did not enter a plea, and the case was continued until June 12.
Police say Ross was driving the rented truck carrying beer kegs through the tailgating area before the football game when witnesses saw the vehicle turn a corner and speed up, striking three women. Thirty-year-old Nancy Barry of Salem, Mass., was killed.
Ross' attorney, William Dow, says the crash stemmed from an apparent vehicle malfunction. The New Haven Register reports a police inspection of the truck showed no defect.
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