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Driver in Fatal Crash Charged With Manslaughter

21-year-old Thorr Ellis, of Gardiner, was arrested Tuesday on manslaughter and other charges.

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A Maine man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a car crash last year that killed a passenger.

The Kennebec Journal reports that 21-year-old Thorr Ellis, of Gardiner, was arrested Tuesday on manslaughter and other charges.

Ellis was the driver the November 2014 crash in Readfield that injured Ellis, 20-year-old Bradley Plevyak, of Gardiner, and killed 26-year-old Alex Cruz, of Connecticut.

He told police he swerved to miss a deer and the car spun out, hit a boulder and flipped.

Police say Ellis was driving too fast for conditions and was under the influence of an intoxicant.

He is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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