LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - A former Fortune 500 executive has been arraigned on second-degree murder charges in a crash that killed a young Vermont couple expecting their first child in January.

Fifty-three-year old Robert Dellinger of Sunapee told police he was depressed and trying to kill himself on Dec. 7 when he drove his full-size pickup across an Interstate 89 median and into an oncoming car.

He was arraigned on two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 29-year-old Jason Timmons and 24-year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight-months pregnant.

WMUR-TV reports that relatives of Dellinger and the victims left court Friday without commenting.

A conviction on second-degree murder carries a sentence of up to life in prison.

Dellinger was senior vice president and chief financial officer at PPG Industries Inc. before he left in 2011 because of health issues.


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