A woman was killed and two people were seriously injured after a car crashed in Claremont Saturday afternoon.

According to Claremont police, officers responded to a single car crash on Main Street near the North Street intersection shortly before 1:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a car on its roof with extensive damage. Three people were trapped inside the car.

One passenger was ejected from the car, and landed in the Sugar River.

Police said witnesses of the crash stopped to help the person in the river, as well as the occupants of the car.

The three people trapped inside were cut from the car and taken to Valley Regional Hospital.

The person who was ejected was also taken to Valley Regional Hospital, but later died as a result of the injuries. Police have not identified the victim, but have released that she was a 32-year-old woman.

The driver was identified as 36-year-old Amber King of Claremont. The remaining passengers, a 37-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, have serious injuries and are currently being treated at DHMC. 

Based on preliminary investigations, police believe speed was one of the factors that caused the crash. Police also said King was impaired while driving the car. 

King was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a Class B Felony due to the severity of the accident.  She was also charged with negligent homicide, which is also a Class B Felony.   The arraignment date and time have not been set at this time.

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