Virginia Man Charged With Manslaughter in Pedestrian Death in Bar Harbor

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BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) A man from Virginia has been charged with manslaughter after a fatal crash in bar harbor Tuesday morning.

It happened just before noon in the parking lot of the Chart Room Restaurant on Route 3.

Police say a pick-up driven by 36 year old Justin Shell drifted off the road and into the parking lot, striking a parked car, then a woman standing outside, before hitting several other cars and crashing into the restaurant.

76 year old Connie Birkenmeier of Bar Harbor died at the scene.

Shell was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, then arrested after he was released.

Shell is also charged with aggravated driving to endanger.