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Driver Allegedly On Four Drugs During Fatal Bike Crash

Hess, 19, has been indicted on eight charges — including negligent homicide — and the indictments claim Hess was under the influence.

Darriean Hess, 19, of Seabrook, N.H. was indicted on eight charges in connection to a crash in September that killed Pamela Wells of Hamilton.
Darriean Hess, 19, of Seabrook, N.H. was indicted on eight charges in connection to a crash in September that killed Pamela Wells of Hamilton.
The unlicensed teen driver who was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a Hamilton cyclists in September has been by indicted by a Rockingham  Superior Court grand jury on eight charges.

Darriean Hess, 19, of Seabrook, N.H. was indicted on two counts of negligent homicide, two counts of negligent homicide driving while intoxicated, two counts of manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault.

The crash killed Pamela Wells, 60, of Hamilton, who was taking part in the 40th annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride.

Hess has claimed the crash occurred after she took her eyes off the road while traveling over Hampton's Neil R. Underwood Bridge at a high speed on Sept. 21. 

The indictments claim she was under the influence of fentanyl, klonopin, percocet and benzodiazepines when her vehicle collided with four cyclists. 

Elise Bouchard, 52, of Danvers was also killed during the crash, while Uwe Uhmeyer, 60, of Essex and Margo Heigh, 54, of Danvers were injured.

Two other individuals have also been charged in connection to the crash, Hess' fiancé Scott Martin and Cindy Sheppard, a woman police claim is a Hampton Beach drug dealer. Sheppard is accused of giving Hess fentanyl before the Sept. 21 crash.

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skram bled December 20, 2013 at 09:12 AM
I'm not sure "four drugs" is accurate here. Klonopin is a benzodiazapine, just like valium or xanax. There are a ton of drugs that are in the benzo category, so saying "benzodiazapines" could mean she was on 50 drugs, or the drug tests were simply revealing the klonopin.

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