Vermont man facing arraignment in deadly Massachusetts crash

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SALEM, MASS. >> A Vermont man police say was behind the wheel of a car that crashed in Massachusetts last weekend, killing his passenger, is facing arraignment on drunken driving charges.

The Essex district attorney's office says 20-year-old Joseph Castano, of Williston, Vermont, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Salem District Court on charges including motor vehicle homicide by operating under the influence of liquor.

Authorities say Castano was driving a car that crashed into a utility pole at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday near Endicott College in Beverly.

Castano's passenger, 19-year-old Craig Sampson, also of Williston, died.

College officials say Sampson was a sophomore at Endicott while Castano was visiting campus.

Castano was also hospitalized. It could not immediately be determined if has a lawyer.


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