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Friday, February 28, 2014

Deadly Crash in Pennsylvania Due to Inhalant Abuse

Via the Express in Pennsylvania:

A 22 year old woman was recently arraigned on charges related to a deadly crash in August 2012.   She was inhaling computer duster behind the wheel when she crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into another vehicle. The 25 year old driver of that car was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Police found two cans of the duster in her car.  Her boyfriend, a passenger in the car at the time, told police they had purchased the duster at Wal-Mart, the woman inhaled from the can in the store’s parking lot, just before driving off. She also huffed from the product at a red light just before the crash.  She was charged with: aggravated assault, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangering and illegal use of solvents, along with several summary traffic offenses.

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