Sep 6, 2015 9:38 AM
Fatal accident in Bedford; driver charged with negligent homicide and DWI
BEDFORD - One person is dead and another has been charged with negligent homicide and drunken driving after an accident on Kilton Road shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday night.
Police say they responded to a single car rollover accident just west of Sullivan Drive where they found a 1970 Chevelle resting on its roof. One of the passengers in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and a second passenger survived.
The driver, Nicholas Palangas, 50, of Weare, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Police say it appears that Palangas was driving too fast and failed to negotiate a curve in the road, losing control and rolling the car.
The victim has not been identified pending notification of family.
Palangas was held on $50,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 8 in the 9th Circuit Court-Merrimack.
Traffic on Kilton Road was re-routed for most of the night while the crash was investigated. Any witnesses not yet interviewed are asked to contact the Bedford police at 472-5113.