Woman charged for April 13 fatal crash in Lewis County

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

HARRISBURG, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Watertown woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, among other charged, following a fatal car accident on April 13 in Lewis County.

Witnesses tell authorities that Kerwin was behind the wheel and driving in an erratic manner on Route 12 in the Town of Harrisburg on April 13 before she crossed over the center line and struck a vehicle head-on that was driven by Renee J, Beyer.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office says Kerwin has now been charged with second-degree manslaughter, reckless driving and failure to keep right. She was arraigned in Village of Lowville Court and sent to the Lewis County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. Authorities say further charges may be forthcoming pending laboratory results and grand jury proceedings.

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