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Driver in Fatal DUI Accident Indicted on Homicide Charges

36-year old Amber King was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges this week for a fatal crash in April that killed a female passenger and seriously injured another. The Eagle Times reports that King was indicted in Sullivan County Superior Court on charges of negligent homicide, second-degree assault, and two counts of driving while intoxicated.

On April 23rd, King was behind the wheel of a 2005 Jeep Cherokee with three other passengers when the car struck an embankment on Main Street near Tractor Supply Company.

The car was traveling around 118 miles per hour and the vehicle flipped after hitting a utility pole on the embankment. King and her husband, 35-year old Jacob King, were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters using hydraulic tools.

37-year old Jody Metcalf and another passenger, Amanda Grasso, were ejected from the vehicle, with Grasso landing in the Sugar River. She was later pronounced dead. King had allegedly used heroin, cocaine, marijuana, Suboxone, and an anti-anxiety drug in the extended time leading up to the accident. She is due back in court on September 7th for her arraignment.

In the meantime, she remains behind bars at the Sullivan County House of Corrections on $50,000 bail.

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