Jordan Cuddemi

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Former Keene State College student Ashleigh M. Baudin died Sunday, April 1, in a car accident occurring on Route I-93 in Stoneham, Mass, the Eagle Tribune of North Andover, Mass. reported.

Officials pronounced Baudin dead at the scene after the Volkswagen Beetle she was driving crossed into the breakdown lane and into the rear of a parked 18-wheeler.

The 18-wheeler had its emergency lights flashing at the time of the crash, Massachusetts State Police told the Boston Globe.

Baudin’s male passenger was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with serious injuries. The passenger’s name has not yet been released.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the cause of Baudin’s death, State Police told the Tribune.

The cause of the crash still remains under investigation.

While at the scene of the crash, a passing Toyota Camry clipped a marked police vehicle and a tow truck.

Albert Vasquez, the driver of the Toyota, was arrested and arraigned in Woburn District Court Monday and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.


Baudin, of Methuen, Mass., attended Keene State College from 2005 to 2007 and participated in Women’s Lacrosse and was a member of the sorority Delta Phi Epsilon, as stated on her LinkedIn profile.

After leaving KSC in 2007, Baudin enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University from 2007 to 2009. At SNHU Baudin completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a B.A. in Pre-Law.

Baudin grew up in Windham, N.H. and graduated from Salem High School.

A funeral mass was held Wednesday, April 4 at St. Matthew Parish in Windham. Baudin was an active member at St. Matthew Parish and a member of the Women’s Bible Study Group.


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