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Woman arrested for furnishing alcohol to a minor killed in Highgate crash

HIGHGATE — A 43-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a fatal crash that took place in Highgate last month.

The crash occurred on August 10, on Route 78.

The vehicle left the road and the driver, identified as Kyle J. Benway, 17, of Swanton, was ejected from the vehicle.

Benway was transported to the UVM Medical Center but later died from his injuries sustained during the crash.

Following an investigation from Troopers of the St. Albans Barracks and the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Officer, it was found that Amie Baker, of Highgate, furnished the alcohol consumed by Benway on the evening of the crash.

Baker was arrested without incident and transported to the St. Albans barracks for processing.

She was issued a citation to appear in court on September 27 to answer the charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor with death resulting.

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