GLOCESTER, R.I. — A Connecticut man has been arrested in connection with a fatal accident in Rhode Island that police say happened after he sped out of a tavern parking lot.

Twenty-seven-year-old Samuel Smith, of Thompson, Connecticut, was arraigned in court Thursday on charges of driving to endanger death resulting and driving to endanger resulting in serious bodily injury. Not guilty pleas were entered.

Police say the crash in Glocester Wednesday night killed 73-year-old Lawrence Castonguay, of Burrillville, and seriously injured his wife, 71-year-old Marie Castonguay. Officers said the couple’s car was struck by Smith’s vehicle, after he peeled out of the parking lot of Cady’s Tavern.

Smith’s lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment Thursday.

Court records say Smith posted $10,000 bond and is due back in court in November.

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