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Claremont Woman Arraigned for Homicide in Fatal Car Crash

A Claremont woman has been arraigned for two felony charges after a fatal car accident this past Saturday. 36-year old Amber King of Claremont was arraigned Monday in 5th Circuit Court Newport after being released from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where she was being treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

She was arraigned for one Class B Felony of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and one Class B Felony of Negligent Homicide and bail was set at $50,000. On Saturday, April 23rd, King was behind the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee with 3 other passengers when the vehicle flipped going around a curve on Main Street just north of Tractor Supply Company.

32-year old Amanda Grasso was thrown from the vehicle and landed in the Sugar River, where she sustained injuries that caused her death shortly after at Valley Regional Hospital.

The two other occupants, 35-year old Jacob King and 37-year old Jody Metcalf were seriously injured and were later transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock.

Amber King is due back in court on May 2nd for a probable cause hearing.

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