EAST BOSTON (CBS) – The woman killed in an East Boston crash over the weekend has been identified as Amber Pelletier, 20, of Central Falls, Rhode Island.

The driver accused of causing the deadly – 22-year-old Dylan Etheridge – crash pleaded not guilty in East Boston Municipal court on several charges, including motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Police say he was speeding in a Mazda that hit a curb, rolled over and crashed on Bennington Street early Sunday morning near the Orient Heights MBTA station. The Mazda hit several parked cars and a cement planter in the median before ending up on its roof.

One person was killed in the crash on Bennington Street early Sunday morning. (WBZ-TV)

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Pelletier, who was a passenger in the car, was killed. Another passenger was hurt but she is expected to survive.

In court Monday, prosecutor Nathan McGregor said the car was traveling 80-to-90 mph before the crash. Both passengers had their seat belts on and were hanging upside down in the car when emergency workers found them. The driver was gone, McGregor said.

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Etheridge’s attorney, Peter Marano, called it a tragic accident. He said Ethridge grew up with the two passengers in his car and that he ran to get help, not to flee the scene.
Etheridge was released on $1,000 bail. Judge Roberto Ronquillo ordered him to wear a GPS monitor and to stay away from alcohol. Etheridge is due back in court June 14 for a probable cause hearing.