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Police: Driver in fatal crash in Lowell facing charges

LOWELL — A 22-year-old man was charged with grossly negligent operation following a fatal crash in Lowell last week.

The single-vehicle crash took place on Vermont Route 58 on August 27.

A passenger inside the vehicle, identified as Shane Copp, of Newport, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said on Friday that the driver, identified as Benjamin Chambers, of Lowell, was traveling at a speed well in excess of the posted 50 miles-per-hour speed zone.

Chambers approached a sweeping left curve on a downhill grade and was unable to safely navigate the curve.

The vehicle hit a guardrail and overturned several more times.

Chambers was issued a criminal citation to appear in court to answer the charge of grossly negligent operation, death resulting.

Chambers is due to appear in court on October 4.

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