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Police: Driver in Fatal NH Crash Had No License
09/23/2013 1:55 PM ET  

Police said the driver in a crash that killed two cyclists in New Hampshire did not have a license and had been stopped hours earlier for speeding.

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) _ Hampton Deputy Police Chief Richard Sawyer tells the Portsmouth Herald 20-year-old Darriean Hess of Seabrook was stopped at 12:46 am Saturday for speeding in the same area where the crash happened eight hours later.

He said she didn't have a license. She was ticketed and ordered to wait for a friend to drive her car away.

Police said Hess was driving again around 8:30 a.m. Saturday when her vehicle crossed the centerline and hit four cyclists participating in a 100-mile ride.

The crash killed two Massachusetts women: 60-year-old Pamela Wells of South Hamilton, and 42-year-old Elise Bouchard of Danvers. Two other riders were injured, police said.

The investigation continues. Sawyer said Hess took a blood test that will check for alcohol or other substances.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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