Passenger dies following Bedford crash, driver charged with DUI, negligent homicide

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BEDFORD, NH – A passenger injured in a crash on July 29 has died, and the driver charged with driving while intoxicated and negligent homicide.

Deng M. Chol Mabor, 39, of Manchester, was placed in custody by police while in his hospital bed at Elliot Hospital on Sunday. Bedford police say Mabor crashed into a utility pole and flipped his car over a chain-link fence before the car landed on its hood in a front lawn on South River Road.

Mabor was treated for  shoulder, arm and neck injuries and remained at the Elliot Hospital until late Sunday morning.  He was released from the hospital and was transported to the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections in Manchester on $250,000 cash bail pending arraignment at the Merrimack District Court on Monday morning on the following felony charges:

unnamed2• Aggravated Driving while Intoxicated (Alcohol)

• Reckless Conduct/Putting a Person in Danger

• Negligent Homicide – Negligent Driving of a Motor Vehicle

Two  passengers in the car were also taken to Elliot Hospital. One of them, identified as Thon A. Kuai,  36, man of Manchester, died from his injuries. A third occupant, a 24-year-old Manchester woman, was treated and released.

Police, fire, and EMS responded to the area of 366 South River Road at 2:45 p.m. Friday for a reported motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, first-responders encountered an expansive and  difficult scene.

Police determined that Mabor’s Nissan Altima struck a utility pole at a high rate of speed and then went airborne, clearing the fence and flipping over.

The accident remains under investigation.

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