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Monday, September 23, 2013
Police: Driver in crash had no license

Associated Press

HAMPTON, N.H. -- Police say the woman who hit and killed two cyclists did not have a license and had been stopped hours earlier for speeding.

Hampton Deputy Police Chief Richard Sawyer told the Portsmouth Herald that 20-year-old Darriean Hess, of Seabrook, was stopped at 12:46 a.m. Saturday for speeding in the same area where the crash happened eight hours later.

He says she didn't have a license. She was ticketed and ordered to wait for a friend to drive her car away.

Police say Hess was driving again around 8:30 a.m. Saturday when her vehicle crossed the center line and hit four cyclists participating in a 100-mile ride.

Two riders died.

The investigation continues. Sawyer said Hess submitted to a blood test that will check for alcohol or other substances.