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State Trooper Drunk at Time of Fatal Crash

State Police radio 2PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Trooper is facing drunk-driving and negligent operation charges in connection with a crash that killed a mother and daughter in Plymouth last weekend.

Police say Trooper John Basler was issued citations Friday over the crash that killed 64-year-old Susan Macchi and 23-year-old Juliet Macchi on Sunday. Susan Macchi, of Carver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Juliet Macchi died at a hospital.

Basler, of Kingston, was off-duty at the time of the crash.

Police say Basler will also be charged with carrying a firearm while under the influence.

A message left for Basler’s attorney was not immediately returned Saturday night. A state police spokesman wasn’t immediately available.

Plymouth police Chief Michael Botieri says the crash is still under investigation and more charges may be filed.

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