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Vermont State Police Log: Salisbury man dies in one-car crash

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Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A Salisbury man was killed in a one-car crash on Route 30 in Whiting this past Saturday evening.

Nathan Jackson, 35, was driving a 2002 BMW 325i northbound on Route 30 near the Cornwall town line at around 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 24 when the car went off the west side of the road and struck a tree head on, Vermont State Police report.

A Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Service ambulance rushed Jackson to Porter Hospital in Middlebury, where he was pronounced dead.

State police said the road was partially wet but there was no standing water. Troopers also report that Jackson was not wearing a seat belt. The car was a total loss.

The Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department assisted state police.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919 or submit a tip anonymously at: vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:

•  On Feb. 21 at approximately 2:25 p.m. stopped Christopher Crowningshield, 47, of Middlebury on Pleasant Street in Middlebury for a motor vehicle infraction. The trooper approached Crowningshield and police said the Middlebury man refused to comply with orders to get back in his vehicle. After a brief struggle he was placed in handcuffs; cited for disorderly conduct, aggravated assault on a police officer, violation of conditions of release and resisting arrest; and jailed for lack of $5,000 cash bail.

•  On Feb. 21 at approximately 10:52 p.m. stopped a car on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and ended up citing Michael Walker, 39, of Panton for driving under the influence.

•  On Feb. 24 at approximately 12:23 a.m. stopped a speeding car on Route 7 in Salisbury and cited Kevin Vargas, 56, of Forestdale.

•  On Feb. 24 at 6 a.m. were dispatched to the report of a jackknifed tractor-trailer on Route 22A in Addison. Initial reports indicated that the vehicle had also struck a utility pole. Police report that Robert Wiggins, 51, of Sanford, Fla., as driving the tractor-trailer northbound on Route 22A at an approximately 50 mph when he saw a deer crossing the road and swerved to avoid the animal. Wiggins was unable to correct the vehicle after swerving, traveled left of center, left the roadway and struck a utility pole as well as several trees.

Wiggins was unhurt, but he was issued a ticket.

Route 22A was closed in both directions until approximately 11 a.m. hours as a result of the motor vehicle crash. This crash remains under investigation.

•  On Feb. 24 at approximately 8:22 a.m. responded to a motor vehicle crash on a wet and icy Route 22A in Panton. Police said a car in line of traffic behind two slow-moving tractor-trailers attempted to pass the slower moving tractor-trailers, lost control on the icy road and traveled and traveled into the culvert. Upon striking the culvert, the car created a large spray of mud that struck a second car that was also attempting to pass the tractor-trailers. The spray of mud momentarily obscured the driver’s vision and caused damage to his vehicle’s windshield and his vehicle bumped into the first car.

Both drivers estimated their speeds to be approximately 30 mph at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported. No court action was expected.

•  On Feb. 24 cited Cassandra Keyes, 29, of Sudbury for driving with a criminally suspended license on Route 30 in Whiting.

•  On Feb. 28 at approximately 3:07 a. m. responded to a report that a car crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Route 22A and Norton Town Road in Addison.

Police said a man came upon the scene of the collision and attempted to render assistance to the driver and two passengers. At this time, police said, driver George N. Diaz, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Christopher Regalado, 20, of New York along with the female passenger fled the scene of the accident in the Good Samaritan’s 2014 silver Mitsubishi Outlander without his permission. Anybody who has information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.

State police operating out of the New Haven barracks release a daily log of a selection of their activities. In Addison County, those activities included:

•  Feb. 21, simple assault, North Pleasant Street, Middlebury.

•  Feb. 21, DUI, Route 7, Ferrisburgh.

•  Feb. 22, false alarm, Bristol Road, Monkton.

•  Feb. 23, consent search, Route 7, Ferrisburgh.

•  Feb. 23, vehicle driven with no insurance, Route 7 and Stage Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  Feb. 23, consent search, Notch Road and Route 116, Bristol.

•  Feb. 23, DUI, Route 7 and Lake Dunmore Road, Salisbury.

•  Feb. 24, traffic accident with damage, Route 22A, Panton.

•  Feb. 24, driving with a criminally suspended license, Route 30 and Stickney Road, Whiting.

•  Feb. 24, citizen dispute, Route 7, New Haven.

•  Feb. 24, citizen assist, Monkton Road, New Haven.

•  Feb. 25, public speaking engagement, North Street, New Haven.

•  Feb. 26, directed patrol, Route 30 and Park Hill, Cornwall.

•  Feb. 26, citizen assist, Young Road, Orwell.

•  Feb. 26, motor vehicle/disturbances, Route 22A, Addison.

•  Feb. 26, welfare check, Columbus Smith Road, Salisbury.

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