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Darriean Hess Allegedly On Four Drugs During Fatal Crash

Hess, 19, has been indicted on eight charges — including negligent homicide — and the indictments claim Hess was under the influence.

The unlicensed Seabrook teen driver who was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed two cyclists in September has been by indicted by a Rockingham Superior Court grand jury on eight charges.

Hess, 19, was indicted on two counts of negligent homicide, two counts of negligent homicide driving while intoxicated, two counts of manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault.

Hess has claimed the crash occurred after she took her eyes off the road while traveling over Hampton's Neil R. Underwood Bridge at a high speed on Sept. 21. 

The indictments claim she was under the influence of fentanyl, klonopin, percocet and benzodiazepines when her vehicle collided with four cyclists. 

Pamela Wells, 60, of South Hamilton, Mass., and Elise Bouchard, 52, of Danvers, Mass., were killed during the crash, while Uwe Uhmeyer, 60, of Essex, Mass., and Margo Heigh, 54, of Danvers, Mass., were injured.

Two other individuals have also been charged in connection to the crash, Hess' fiancé Scott Martin and Cindy Sheppard, a woman police claim is a Hampton Beach drug dealer. Sheppard is accused of giving Hess fentanyl before the Sept. 21 crash.


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lawrencius fine December 13, 2013 at 03:12 PM
who was the guy in these posts who at one time claimed 'Don't be so quick to judge this girl. There is more to this story, believe me. I know'. You were right about ONE thing, pal. There IS more to this in the sense that I thought she was only on ONE drug. Nighty night.
Kyle Stucker (Editor) December 13, 2013 at 04:26 PM
A correction has been made to the story.
Tim Savage December 13, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I hope she's prosecuted to the fullest. Good work by the cops working this case. My heart still goes out to the families affected by this.
lawrencius fine December 13, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Now it's FOUR of these meds? Holy. I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of these meds but from wha I've researched - Powerful drugs with STRONG hypnotic affects. No wonder the cop who witnessed this said the driver was looking straight ahead as if in a trance. She lived for speed and drugs, per her facebook. Let her reap the 'rewards'.
mary ann December 14, 2013 at 09:11 AM
lawrencius fine: Yes you are correct, he went after my post several times. I asked myself, who in their right mind could possibly condone her actions and end results?
Rusty J Cell December 14, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Is she still walking free?
coolermover December 14, 2013 at 03:54 PM
my favorite movie is "hang em high"!
Jim Martin December 14, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Drugs suck,,don't do em kids! not even once!
Moose Lewis December 14, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Will her bail change now that new charges have been filed?
Peter Burness December 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM
We mourn the los of two wonderful bike riders and need not to be soft. ,Lets not cut the drugged up unlicensed driver or her dealer any slack. Hard drugs lead to many crimes and we need to work to punish those that abuse them and get them off our streets.

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