Woman charged in fatal Newark crash

April 6, 2009 1:45:47 PM PDT
A Newark, Delaware woman has been charged in a January crash that left another woman dead.Police say Dana Pustolski, 21, of the unit block of Hillstream Road was charged with Manslaughter, Recklessly Causing Death of Another, and Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol.

The crash happened January 19th, 2009 at around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Route 48 west of Hercules Road.

Investigators say Lori Klenk, 24, of Hockessin was travelling westbound and Pustolski was driving eastbound when her vehicle drifted off the right side of the road.

Police say tire tracks indicate Pustolski steered back, crossed over the center line, and was steering back into the eastbound lane when she crashed head-on into Klenk's car.

Klenk was trapped in her car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Pustolski was extracted from her vehicle and taken to Christiana Hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries.

Police say Pustolski turned herself in to Delaware State Police Troop 2 on Friday, where she was charged.

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