NH truck driver pleads not guilty in crash that killed 88-year-old woman
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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to a charge in a collision resulting in the death of a car passenger in Vermont.
Police say 34-year-old Steven Morin, of Richmond, N.H., was driving a flatbed truck last year in Dummerston that hit a car. A passenger, 88-year-old Charlene Higgins, of Newfane, died.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports Morin pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. His lawyer said he didn't believe there was enough probable cause to file a felony charge of gross negligent operation of a vehicle resulting in a death.
A police affidavit doesn't indicate why Morin might have had his eyes off the road. There is no evidence presented that he was using a hand-held device, or that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.