A suburban Boston man has been charged with driving under the influence after a fatal crash yesterday morning in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Law enforcement officials say the Dedham man was driving north on Route 202 when he lost control of the vehicle.
A passenger in the vehicle was killed after the car careened off the road and flipped upside down before catching fire.
The driver and one passenger were pulled to safety by passing motorists. Another passenger in the car died in the violent wreck.
All three occupants of the vehicle are from Dedham, according to a news report.
The driver has been charged with aggravated DUI and negligent homicide, police said.
In an unrelated matter, two young men and three teenage girls died this past weekend in a Florida crash when the car they were in was struck by a 2008 Mercedes coming off of an interstate exit ramp.
All of the fatalities involved were between the ages of 14 and 22, police said.
The 21-year-old driver of the Mercedes apparently went through a red light, slamming into the side of the Lexus carrying the teens and young men.
One news report said it has been more than 15 years since a single crash took the lives of so many young people in that part of Florida.
In February of 1996, a 19-year-old had eight teenagers crammed in his vehicle when he crashed. Five were killed and one person was paralyzed from among those in his vehicle. Three people in another car were permanently injured.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven teenagers a day died in car accidents in 2010.
Anyone who loses a loved one — or has a loved one injured in a car crash — should speak with an attorney experienced in helping crash victims get justice.
Source: WCVB, “Local man charged with DUI in New Hampshire fatal,” April 15, 2013
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