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Feb 27, 2016 12:10 PM

Prosecutor: Teen was chasing another car at time of Weare crash

The Associated Press

WEARE — Officials say a New Hampshire teen charged with killing his friend in a drunken crash had left a party in Manchester and was pursuing another car after an argument when the fatal accident occurred.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Benjamin Cook of Milford is charged with felonies including negligent homicide in connection with the crash last summer in Weare that killed 17-year-old Trevor Gonyer of Dunbarton.

The Concord Monitor reports that prosecutor Rose-Marie Balboni outlined the state's version of events at a hearing Friday, where Cook's bail was set at $10,000.

She said Cook sped away from an officer attempting to stop him for broken taillights and crashed. All three occupants of the truck were ejected.

Cook's lawyer says there no evidence that Cook was driving when the crash occurred.

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