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10/23/2014 2:19:05 AM

Marijuana smoking, Drunk, Speeding, Texting teen who survived car crash that killed 2 friends faces 60 years in jail

Maine -- A teenage driver accused of drinking, smoking marijuana, speeding and texting friends at a party when her car crashed, killing two passengers, has been arrested on two counts of manslaughter.

Kristina Lowe, 19, from Paris, Maine, left a party with friends and picked up another passenger before driving back to the same party in her Subaru.

But on the way, she lost control of the car, which became airborne and crashed into trees, killing two of the three passengers, 19-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason, both of West Paris.

Kristina and another passenger, 22-year-old Jacob Skaff of Paris, fled the scene of the accident and were found at nearby homes by police later.

Lowe was arrested and held in the Oxford County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Prosecutors will aim to show Lowe's behaviour was 'a gross deviation from what a responsible person would be doing.'

Lowe is also charged with aggravated drunken driving, aggravated driving to endanger and leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in death.

The maximum sentence for Class A manslaughter in Maine is 30 years. If convicted, Lowe could serve two sentences - not including time served for the other charges.

Texting while driving has been illegal in Maine since September, and the state has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol consumption for drivers under age 21.

Arrested: Kristina Lowe, 19
Arrested: Kristina Lowe, 19

rebecca masonLogan Dam, 19,
Dead passengers: Rebecca Mason, 16 and Logan Dam, 19

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Marijuana smoking, Drunk, Speeding, Texting teen who survived car crash that killed 2 friends faces 60 years in jailMarijuana smoking, Drunk, Speeding, Texting teen who survived car crash that killed 2 friends faces 60 years in jail

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