Passenger dies in crash near Lowe’s store

November 10, 2017

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a passenger has died in a crash near the entrance of a Lowe’s store in the town of Essex and the driver faces a drunken driving charge.

Police say the crash happened at about 9:50 p.m. Thursday. The name of the female passenger hasn’t released, pending notification of family.

The driver, 25-year-old Riley Watkins, of Essex, was jailed on charges of driving under the influence with death resulting and gross careless and negligent operation. It wasn’t immediately known if Watkins had a lawyer.

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