Woman charged in fatal Route 10 crash

By: Amanda Pitts

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A 19-year-old Providence woman faced a judge Wednesday morning for her role in a fatal crash on Route 10 in Cranston back in October.

Rhode Island State Police arrested and charged Rachana Neary Tuesday night with driving under the influence – death resulting, driving to endanger – death resulting, and driving with a suspended license.

Police say Neary was driving the car that went across several lanes of traffic and crashed into a tree just before 7 a.m. on Monday, October 15.

Neary’s passenger, 24-year-old Marcel Odom of Providence, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital. 

Jordan King-Pearson, the mother of Odom’s 4-year-old son Cameron, said he was a great dad.

“I was just devastated. I didn’t really wanna feel that it was real. I had just spoken to Marcel a few hours before the accident had happened.”

King-Pearson said the family had been waiting for justice for weeks. Police had to wait for the toxicology report before arresting Neary.

In court, police said her blood alcohol content was .110 and she had marijuana in her system.

“You’re under the influence of alcohol, why would you drive? Now the holidays are coming up and he’s not gonna be here with us to celebrate, and for Christmas, he’s not gonna be there with his son, watching him open gifts, and it hurts,” said King-Pearson.

The judge set Neary’s bail at $20,000 and ordered her not to drive. She’s due back in court on February 18th for a pre-trial conference.

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