Plymouth: South Shore Woman Accused in Fatal O.U.I. Held on Bail

A woman accused of being high when she struck and killed a nurse from Hanover with her car is being held on $50,000 bail.

Authorities say 52-year-old Kathleen Vitello was behind the wheel when she hit 32-year-old Amanda Turner-Russell as she was jogging along Winter St. in Hanson two days before Christmas.

Prosecutors say Russell was training to run the Boston Marathon.

She was declared brain dead, and died December 29th.

Vitello, of Hanson, pleaded not guilty to vehicular man-slaughter and homicide while under the influence of drugs including methadone, Adderall, Xanax, and Valium.

She’ll be back in Plymouth District Court on February 25th.

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