BELFAST, Maine — The woman who crashed a car in May in a Belfast accident that left one man dead and two passengers injured has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated criminal driving under the influence.
Chelsea Larrabee, 20, of Belfast was indicted this week by the Waldo County grand jury on those and other charges in connection with the May 14 crash that killed Christopher Wiley, 19, of Searsport.
Larrabee had been driving on Route 52 a little after midnight on a rainy evening when she veered off the road, then overcorrected and went off the opposite side of the road, according to an accident report from the Belfast Police Department. Police said she was driving at least 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The 2008 Pontiac rolled off the road and through a field, and Wiley was ejected from the backseat and suffered a fatal head injury. Cheyenne J. Larrabee, 23, the driver’s cousin, was partially ejected and broke bones and suffered other injuries. Chelsea Larrabee and Carl C. Mcintire, 24, another backseat passenger, suffered nonincapacitating injuries, according to the police report.
The driver’s blood was tested for both alcohol and drugs, and her speed was determined by a Maine State Police accident reconstruction specialist from statements made at the scene of the crash and from marks found on and off the road.
The grand jury indicted Larrabee on a charge of manslaughter, a Class A offense punishable by as much as 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. She also was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal operating under the influence and two counts of driving to endanger.
Also indicted by the grand jury this week were:
Chris Phillip Gidney, 43, Palermo, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, refusing to submit to arrest.
Timothy L. Brown II, 35, Belfast, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone.
Justin B. Canning, 32, Belfast, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone.
Wayne A. Curtis, 28, Brooks, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone.
Nathan Gregory Grass, 31, Belmont, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone, unlawful possession of oxycodone.
Adam Gray, 33, Bucksport, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.
Gary Guindon, 59, Belfast, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone.
Astin L. Merry, 31, Searsport, unlawful furnishing of heroin.
Richard L. Peavey Jr., 40, Brooks, domestic violence terrorizing, violation of conditions of release, disorderly conduct.
Robert W. Rankin, 26, Lincolnville, forgery, theft by unauthorized taking.
Michelle Reynolds, 25, Belfast, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone, unlawful possession of oxycodone, falsifying physical evidence.
Kevin R. Scott, 46, Belfast, unlawful trafficking of oxycodone, violation of conditions of release, two counts criminal forfeiture.
Tori N. Walton, 23, Searsport, unlawful possession of oxycodone, falsifying physical evidence.
Jonathan E. Ward, 39, Belfast, aggravated trafficking of oxycodone.