COLCHESTER — Police in Vermont have arrested the mother of the teenage driver in a fiery car crash that killed a Colchester woman.
Earlier, Colchester police had arrested 16-year-old James Companion on a charge of driving under the influence with death resulting. On Thursday, they arrested his mother, 43-year-old Melissa Grant, on a charge of enabling consumption of alcohol by a minor with death resulting.
The accident happened the night of May 25. Twenty-five-year-old Tasha Maring was a passenger in the car, which crashed into a utility pole, then burst into flames. Police say she became trapped in the vehicle and died.
Companion pleaded not guilty. Grant, of St. Albans, is scheduled to be arraigned on June 12.MORE IN Vermont News
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