DEEP RIVER, Conn. (AP) _ An Essex man has been charged with driving under the influence after a passenger in his pickup was killed in a crash in the town of Deep River.
The victim, Gregory Dee, died on his 24th birthday.
Police said 28-year-old Mark Glowac lost control of his truck on Route 9 Thursday night, struck a guardrail and careened into a wooded area.
Dee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Glowac was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and later charged by state police with driving under the influence.
The accident remains under investigation.
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