The driver who police say caused a double fatal crash on Wednesday night has been charged for her alleged role in the head-on collision. On Friday Vermont State Police charged Katelyn Deslandes, 23, of Island Pond, with grossly negligent operation with death resulting. Police say Deslandes was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu west on Route 105 in Charleston at approximately 8:45 on Wednesday evening when her car crossed the center line into the path of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by Logan Cota, 18, of Charleston. Cota and his passenger, Taylor Warren, 18, of Lunenburg, were killed in the crash. Deslandes was seriously hurt, but her injuries were not life-threatening. She was first taken to North Country Hospital but then was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Warren reportedly died at the scene. Cota died at the hospital. Nobody involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, police said. Both cars were totaled in the crash. An arraignment for Deslandes is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Newport.
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