Driver accused in crash that killed Endicott student released on $25K bail

The driver accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed an Endicott College student over the weekend has been released on $25,000 bail. 

Joseph Castano, of Vermont, appeared in Salem Court on Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea. 

Castano had been in the hospital since the crash. He suffered a fractured neck and ribs and had a brain bleed. 

Court paperwork said his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit and hospital records said he had acute alcohol intoxication and delirium. 

Craig Sampson, a 19-year-old sophomore, died Saturday morning when the car he was riding in crashed into a pole in Beverly. 

Students floated a wreath in honor of Sampson. Endicott officials said they will float a wreath each week for the rest of the school year in his memory.

Castano is due back in court in June. 

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