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Rumford driver charged in crash that killed former state wrestling champion

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FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man who police say was drunk when he caused a crash that killed a man and injured another person has been arrested.

The Sun Journal reports 18-year-old Ethyn Boutte, formerly of Dixfield, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated operating under the influence of alcohol resulting in death.

Maine State Police say a car driven by Boutte went out of control and struck a tree on May 31 in Weld.

Nineteen-year-old Griffyn Smith, of Dixfield, was killed in the crash. A second passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was injured.

[Related: Former state wrestling champion killed in Franklin County crash]

Smith was a graduate of Dirigo High School in Dixfield and the others are students at the school.

Boutte was released on $2,500 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25.

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