Husband of Windham crash victim responds to charges against driver

PORTLAND, Maine, April 7, 2017 — The Berman & Simmons law firm released a statement today on behalf of Justin Perry of Steep Falls, regarding the indictment of Philip Macri for manslaughter in the death of Perry’s wife.

Rebecca Perry, 38, was killed in a car crash in Windham on Dec. 1. Justin and Rebecca’s daughter, 15-year-old Gretchen Perry, was seriously injured. According to police, Macri had cocaine in his system and was speeding when he lost control of his pickup truck, crossed the center line and struck Rebecca Perry’s vehicle head-on on Route 35.

Macri, 28, was indicted last month and arraigned this morning at Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland. He faces one count of manslaughter and five other felony charges including aggravated operating under the influence of drugs, and aggravated drug trafficking.

Attorney Steven Silin of Berman & Simmons represents Justin Perry in a wrongful death lawsuit against Macri. Here is the statement from Justin Perry:

“We think about Rebecca every minute of every day. She was a smart, strong, and loving human being, and she had so much to look forward to.

Philip Macri took everything from us. Our children now face a life without their mom to love them and cheer them on. I face a life without my partner and best friend, who stood beside me for more than 20 years. Words can’t express my anger and sadness.

Mr. Macri should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. He needs to be held accountable for his actions. We support the charges against him and we’re thankful for the work of the Windham Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office and the Grand Jury that returned the indictments.

We also want to thank our relatives and friends, especially those in our disc golf community, for their unwavering support through this difficult time.”

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Rebecca and Gretchen Perry

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