Ore. woman pleads not guilty in fatal crash

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- An 18-year-old Oregon woman accused of driving drunk and causing a young man's death in a car crash has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and drunken driving.

A state police report filed in Josephine County Circuit Court alleges Rachel Greentree had a blood alcohol level of .41 percent after the Feb. 4 crash near Murphy in southern Oregon. That's five times the legal intoxication threshold of .08 percent. A passenger in Greentree's car, 19-year-old Maxx Christopher of Merlin, was killed.

The Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/xXFEMI ) that Greentree's lawyer, Robert Abel, entered the plea on her behalf at Tuesday's arraignment.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com