A passenger in a car is dead after a crash that happened just before midnight Monday night near mile marker 76.

Troopers say the driver, 27-year-old Shameka Semere, ran off of the road in a curve and hitch a ditch embankment.

Semere was wearing a seat belt, but the passenger was not.  The passenger, 53-year-old Edwin Johnson, died from the crash.

State Police reports Semere was over twice over the legal limit of .08 on her breathalyzer test.

The driver has been charged with the following:

  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Careless Operation



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