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Norwood man accused of drunken driving in fatal crash

One of the cars damaged in the crash.
One of the cars damaged in the crash.(Norwood police)

A 33-year-old Norwood man was charged with driving drunk and causing an accident that left one of his passengers dead, officials said.

Authorities believe the accident occurred when Harley Libby ran through a stop sign while traveling west on Hoyle Street in Norwood and collided with another car headed on Walpole Street. The two cars collided.

One of Libby’s two passengers, a 32-year-old man from Norwood, was severely injured and taken to Norwood Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, said Officer Kevin Grasso, a Norwood police spokesman. Libby, his other passenger, and the driver of the second vehicle were also hospitalized, but are all expected to survive, Grasso said.

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Libby was arraigned in his hospital bed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, according to the Norfolk district attorney’s office.

Sarah Roberts

Globe Correspondent


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