A Salem woman is facing a felonious charge of vehicular homicide.
A Salem woman is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a 19-year-old Danvers man was killed in an alcohol-related car crash early Saturday morning on Boston Street.
Dillon Renard of Danvers was killed just before 4 a.m. when the car he was traveling in hit a flat bed tow truck at All Star Collision Center on Boston Street in Salem, Salem Police said. Renard was dead by the time emergency responders arrived on scene, police said.
Angelique Griffin, 25, of 30 Pleasant St. in Salem was driving the vehicle and is currently in the custody of the Salem Police, according to Sgt. Marc Berube. She is being charged with motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger negligently while operating under the influence of liquor.
The vehicle homicide charge is a felony.
State Police are investigating the accident.
Berube said the vehicle was coming into Salem, just over the Peabody line at the time of the accident.
“The operator veered off to the right into a flat bed tow truck,” he explained. While Renard was killed by the impact, Griffin “essentially escaped the accident with very minor injuries,” Berube explained.
The Salem Fire Department reported the Jaws of Life were used on scene to remove the roof of the vehicle.
Griffin was treated at the hospital and released. She is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail.
Det. Dennis Gaudet of the Salem Police Department. Officer John Burke was the investigating officer.