Murder charge brought against Vt. man in fatal crash

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man accused of causing the crash that killed a 17-year-old girl in Rutland is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder.

The Rutland Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Vlgrrx) the charges against 23-year-old Alex Spanos have been amended and that he is to be arraigned Thursday. He previously pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the death of Carly Ferro in September.

Police say Spanos, of Rutland, was inhaling chemicals before his car went off the road and into a parked car, pushing it into Ferro, a pedestrian who had just walked out of the store where she worked.

Two other vehicles also were hit and two passengers in Spanos' car were injured.

Police found aerosol cans and alcohol at the scene.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/


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