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Charges dropped in fatal, driver found incompetent

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a felony charge against an 86-year-old woman who was driving in an accident that killed a pedestrian, saying she was found incompetent to stand trial.

Georgianna Carter of North Bennington was arraigned in January on a charge of grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in a fatality.

Police said she hit and killed 79-year-old Henry Chalifoux of North Bennington on Route 67A, outside of Chalifoux's home; he was getting his mail.

The Rutland Herald reports Judge Nancy Corsones said Carter would be subject to an order of non-hospitalization. Carter will be committed to the care of the Vermont Department of Mental Health.

Prosecutors can make requests for conditions that would be set for Carter, who has given up her license and car.

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