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Cape Cod Times staff writer
July 26, 2008 6:00 AM

MASHPEE - Police have charged the driver involved in the roadside accident that killed a Barnstable County Correctional Facility inmate from New Bedford two weeks ago with motor vehicle homicide.
Daniel Price, 21, of Marstons Mills will also face charges for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation, Mashpee police Chief Rodney Collins said.
On July 10, Price struck and killed Emanuel "Manny" Moniz, 30, and injured another inmate, Mark Joiner, 32, of South Yarmouth.
Price has been summonsed to court, but a date for his arraignment has not yet been set, Collins said.
Moniz and Joiner were part of a work crew picking up trash on the side of Route 28.
Police have ruled out excessive speed and alcohol as causes of the crash. They have not yet ruled out cell phone use, Collins said.
Joiner was listed in good condition at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston the night of the accident. The next day, the hospital reported it could not provide any more information about his condition and a spokeswoman said she had no available information Friday.
A woman who answered the phone at Price's home number Friday said he declined to comment.
Price's driving record includes at least two collisions in the past three years.
Moniz had pleaded guilty in May to selling cocaine on Nantucket in July 2006. He was sentenced to six months in jail followed by a year of supervised probation.
It was his first time in jail, and at the time of his death, he was only a few weeks away from release, his lawyer, Rob Galibois said.
"Obviously, this is a tragic incident all the way around," Galibois said Friday. "Mr. Moniz lost his life at a very early age and his family is still very much grieving over the loss."
From his understanding of what took place, the charges are appropriate, he said.
After the crash, the department suspended the roadwork program. It resumed operations this past Monday, spokesman David Neal said.
The sheriff's department declined to comment on the charges Friday.

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Court date set in Cape death of New Bedford man

Cape Cod Times staff writer
December 06, 2008 6:00 AM

FALMOUTH - Daniel Price, the Marstons Mills man accused in the death of an inmate road crew worker earlier this year, will be back in court next month when expert witnesses may testify about the crash.
Price, 21, was in Falmouth District Court for a pretrial conference Friday.
He is accused of crashing into a Barnstable County Correctional Facility inmate work crew with his car in July, killing Emanuel "Manny" Moniz, 30, of New Bedford and seriously injuring Mark Joiner, 32, of South Yarmouth, another inmate.
Price is charged with motor vehicle homicide, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violations.
The case has been continued to Jan. 9, when prosecutors said they will be ready to move forward with expert testimony involving crash reconstruction.
Price was in court Friday, along with several members of Moniz's family.
Both parties stood side by side in the small, secondary courtroom, and many of Moniz's family members wept during the proceedings.
Neither Moniz's family members nor Price would comment after his appearance Friday.
On July 10, police said Price told them he fell asleep at the wheel and struck two inmates on Route 28 near the Mashpee rotary.
The crew was picking up roadside trash, dressed in orange jumpsuits next to a sheriff's department van with flashing lights when Price allegedly struck the prisoners.
Moniz was serving a six-month sentence for selling cocaine on Nantucket and was just weeks away from release when he died.
Joiner was convicted in December 2007 for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer in Truro and Provincetown earlier in 2007.
He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with serious but not life-threatening injures as a result of the accident that killed Moniz.
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