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Manslaughter Charge In Traffic Death

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DEEP RIVER, Conn. (AP) _ A 28-year-old Deep River man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with a December crash that killed a passenger in his pickup truck.

Authorities say Mark Glowac was initially charged with drunken driving, but the charges were upgraded to second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle after Glowac’s toxicology report came back in January showing that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the December 23 crash.

Police say Glowac lost control of his vehicle and struck the guard rail before hitting several trees.

The passenger, Gregory Paul Dee, of Deep River, was pronounced dead. Glowac suffered minor injuries.

A judge set bond at $25,000 at his arraignment in Middletown Superior Court on Monday.
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Information from: The Middletown Press, http://www.middletownpress.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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