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May 25, 2013

Driver charged in fatal crash

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Both vehicles involved in the accident were towed to the Peabody police station.

Last June there was a similar incident in Salem, when a drunken-driving crash claimed the life of Dillon Renard, a 19-year-old Danvers man. Renard died instantly when the vehicle he was traveling in struck a parked flatbed tow truck, belonging to All Star Towing, on Salem Street. The driver of the vehicle, Angelique Griffin, was sentenced last November to two years in jail.

The charges against Fowler include motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence and negligent operation; operating under the influence, second offense; and leaving the scene of personal injury and death. A plea of not guilty was entered on Fowler’s behalf.

Fowler’s previous drunk driving offense was continued without a finding in 2010.

If Fowler posts bail, Judge Nestor ordered him not to drive unless he has a valid license, to have no alcohol and submit to random screens, and be monitored by GPS. If he fails to comply, he could be held for up to 60 days without bail.

Fowler is scheduled to appear in court again on June 19.

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