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Wellman Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Crash

Posted: Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 10:02 am

A Wellman man is facing a felony charge in connection with an early October crash that claimed the life of another Wellman man. 36 year old Joshua Charles Lowe is charged with providing alcohol to a minor which resulted in a death. Court records show Lowe is accused of allowing 19 year old James Vest to drink beer at his residence on October 3. Vest was killed later that night when he rolled his vehicle while attempting to elude police. At the time of the crash, Vest had a blood alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit. Lowe has been released on his own recognizance. If convicted of the Class D Felony, Lowe could face up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.