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Swansea driver charged in fatal crash that killed one, injured others



The identity of a woman who was killed in a weekend crash in Newport has been released and a driver has been charged.

19-year-old Katelin Pimental of Middletown was killed in the early Saturday morning crash.

According to authorities, Pimental was killed after the vehicle she was a passenger in reportedly hit an object in the area of Brenton Road and Wickham Road just before 1 a.m.

Other occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Dekiah Laitola, 21, of Swansea, has now been charged with a felony of Driving to Endanger Death Resulting.

Newport Police continue to investigate the accident.

Laitola is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in courtroom 1 at Newport District Court.

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