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2 arrested following deadly October crash in Ellington

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Nathan Coles and Samantha Gruelle. (State police photos) Nathan Coles and Samantha Gruelle. (State police photos)
(WFSB file photo) (WFSB file photo)
ELLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Two people were arrested in connection with a deadly crash in Ellington that happened in October.

Nathan Coles, 24, of Ellington, and 25-year-old Samantha Gruelle of Vernon were taken into custody on Thursday, according to state police.

Coles faced a judge on Friday at Rockville Superior court.

Court officials said he paid his $350,000 bond to get out and made no comment to the media.

On Oct. 20, troopers said they responded to a report about a single car collision on West Road in Ellington.

Kayla Coffin-Houston of North Grosvenordale, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators said she had not been wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Coles was identified as the driver the car.

He was served a warrant at his home on Thursday.

Troopers said they charged him with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence, failure to maintain established lane, second-degree false statement and tampering with a witness.

Gruelle was arrested later in the day on Thursday at her home in Vernon.

She was charged with second-degree false statement and assigned a $5,000 bond. She was given a court date of March 14.

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