Driver charged in NH crash; 2 Mass. bikers killed

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police have charged a 20-year-old woman with negligent homicide in connection with a weekend crash that killed two cyclists in Hampton, N.H.

Investigators say a car driven by Darriean Hess, of Seabrook, was speeding, crossed the center line and struck a group of riders at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on a bridge during an annual long-distance ride.

Hess was also charged with assault Tuesday.

The crash killed two Massachusetts women, Pamela Wells, of South Hamilton, and Elise Bouchard, of Danvers. Two other riders were injured.

Police say Hess was stopped on the same road eight hours before the crash and ticketed for driving without a license. Police allowed a friend to pick her up and drive her car away.

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