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DUI crash victim’s family opposes parole of driver


CRANSTON (AP) — The family of a Rhode Island college student killed in a drunken driving crash in 2001 is rallying against the potential parole of the driver who caused the accident.

The state Parole Board will hold a hearing Wednesday on whether Wayne Winslow should be released from prison. He’s serving a 17-year sentence for the wreck on Route 1 in North Kingstown that killed 20-year-old Brigid Kelly, who attended Salve Regina University in Newport.

The Providence Journal reports the Parole Board rejected parole for Winslow in 2007 and 2012. Winslow is scheduled to be released from prison in January 2015, with time off for good behavior.

Kelly’s family is urging relatives, friends and the public to attend the parole hearing Wednesday, which is Winslow’s 62nd birthday.



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