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Highgate woman dies in Interstate 89 crash

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 6:14 AM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 10:38 AM EDT
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GEORGIA, Vt. (WCAX) - A Highgate woman was killed when her car flipped on Interstate 89 in Georgia. Police say another driver involved in the crash was charged with drunk driving.

It happened Monday around 6:15 p.m. Vermont State Police say Lindsay Benoit, 66, was in the passing lane when she drifted and sideswiped a car driven by Michael Spear, 52, of Georgia. Police say Benoit’s car hit a tree and flipped. She died of her injuries.

Police say when they got there, they suspected Spear was driving drunk. He’s due in court Friday for charges of DUI and driving with a suspended license.

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