AUBURN — A Farmingdale woman whose car slammed into another car on New Year’s Day in Livermore, killing the passenger, has been charged with manslaughter.

Sarah Clark, 30, is expected to be arraigned Friday in Androscoggin County Superior Court on that charge, in addition to aggravated criminal operating under the influence and driving to endanger.

She was indicted Tuesday on the three charges by an Androscoggin County grand jury, but that indictment was sealed until Wednesday.

A manslaughter conviction is punishable by up to 30 years in prison; aggravated criminal OUI, 10 years; and driving to endanger, five years.

The crash at roughly 1:20 a.m. Jan. 1 on Route 4 killed Shawn Berry, 41, of Livermore Falls.

Berry had been a passenger of a car driven by Brady Romano, then 37, of Livermore Falls. When Berry became sick, Romano pulled his car to the side of Route 4, police said. The car driven by Clark rear-ended the car in which Berry had been a passenger, killing Berry. An autopsy confirmed he died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to published reports.

Police said Clark and a passenger performed CRP on Berry, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Route 4 was closed to traffic for several hours before being reopened.

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Shawn Berry, 41, died early New Year’s Day after the car in which was a passenger was struck by this car, driven by Sarah Clark of Farmingdale, according to Maine State Police. 

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