State Police have charged the driver in a weekend crash that killed a local man. Shane Copp, 24, of Newport, died in a crash on Route 58 in Lowell on Saturday. He was a passenger in a truck that crashed when driver Benjamin Chambers, 22, of Lowell, lost control on a Route 58 corner at about 10:15 p.m. On Wednesday police charged Chambers with gross negligent operation, death resulting. Copp was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Vermont State Police investigated and determined Chambers was speeding well in excess of the posted 50 MPH limit. Police say Chambers approached a sweeping left curve on a downhill grade, could not navigate the curve, left the road and flipped several times. Copp was ejected from the truck and declared dead by emergency responders. On Wednesday Troopers from the Derby Barracks cited Chambers into Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division to answer the criminal charge. Chambers is due to appear on October 4, at 10 a.m.
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