- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) - A judge has approved a home confinement request for a Vermont woman charged in a crash that killed two people last year.

WCAX-TV (https://bit.ly/2e9UZkk ) reports that Maria Carlson of Swanton has been jailed since the Sept. 3, 2015 crash. A judge on Tuesday granted Carlson’s request to await her trial at home.

Carlson has pleaded not guilty to charges including grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in death.

Police say Carlson’s truck hit a telephone pole before going through a yard, crossing into an oncoming lane and colliding head-on with a car. Sixty-eight-year-old Diane Bohannon and 67-year-old Robert Benjamin, both of Alburgh, were killed.

Police say they found a needle in the truck she was driving. Hospital staff treated her with an anti-overdose drug.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, https://www.wcax.com

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