Vermont State Police Log for July 30: Police investigate a motorcycle crash on Route 100
ADDISON COUNTY — A motorcyclist was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., this past Friday for treatment of a head injury he sustained in a crash in Granville.
Vermont State Police said their preliminary investigation showed that Denver Wilson, 33, of Swanton was driving a 2005 BMW motorcycle southbound on Route 100 in Granville at a little before 3 p.m. this past Friday when a northbound 2002 Chevy S-10 pickup driven by Kristoffer Williams, 32, of Brandon made a left-hand turn off Route 100 into a private driveway. In doing so, police reported that Williams turned in front of Wilson’s oncoming motorcycle, causing it to collide with the passenger side of Williams’ truck in the southbound lane.
Wilson, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown into the air and onto the pavement. He sustained a head injury.
In addition to VSP, the Granville Fire Department and the White River Valley Ambulance service responded to the crash, which was just south of the intersection with Kennedy Road.
Wilson was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital to be treated for the head injury. On Monday afternoon hospital officials could not provide his condition.
Police did not report any injuries to Williams.
The motorcycle sustained extensive front-end damage, and the pickup was damaged on the passenger-side door, quarter panel and windshield.
Sgt. Craig Gardner of the VSP said that Williams was found at fault for the crash for failing to yield while turning left and was subsequently issued a ticket and some written warnings, but no criminal charges would be filed.
Route 100 was reduced to one lane while the crash was investigated and cleaned up.
Also last week, state police cited two Addison County men for driving under the influence of alcohol in separate July 21 incidents.
In the first incident, troopers received a report at around 5:30 p.m. from a motorist concerned that a vehicle was traveling erratically southbound on Route 7 in Pittsford. Troopers stopped the vehicle in question at the intersection of Mountain View Drive, and identified the driver as 61-year-old James Galenkamp of Middlebury. Police said that Galenkamp exhibited indication of intoxication, and standardized field sobriety tests were administered. A preliminary breath test showed that his breath alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.262 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
State police took Galenkamp into custody and cited him for DUI.
A little later that evening, at a little past 8 p.m., a different trooper stopped a car driven by Richardo Ulloa, 26, of Cornwall on West Main Street in Vergennes. After a short investigation, the trooper determined Ulloa was under the influence of alcohol, arrested him and transported him to the New Haven barracks for processing. He cited Ulloa for DUI. The trooper did not report Ulloa’s BAC.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
• On July 21 at a little before 1 a.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 7 just south of the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. Police reported that Barbara Bacon, 31, of Mendon was driving a 2013 Honda Civic northbound on Route 7 and fell asleep, whereupon the car traveled across the roadway and collided with several fence posts. Police said Bacon continued driving around in the field in an attempt to get back onto Route 7, but the Honda became disabled. No injuries were reported. The trooper cited Bacon for careless and negligent driving.
• On July 22 at around 10 a.m. investigated, with assistance from the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car on Route 22A in Addison. Police said their investigation showed that the tractor-trailer was northbound on Route 22A approaching the intersection with Town Line Road when a 2010 Mercury Mariner that was eastbound on Town Line Road pulled onto Route 22A into the path of the tractor-trailer. The truck, driven by Gheorghe Sera, 48, of Sanford, N.Y., hit the Mercury, driven by Christopher Kiely, 39, of Panton, causing the Mercury to roll over.
A 16-year-old passenger in the Mercury was taken to Porter Hospital to be treated for abdominal pain. The car was a total loss. The tractor-trailer sustained front-end damage.
Vermont State Police are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact them at 802-388-4919, or submit an anonymous tip by texting “CRIMES” (274637) with keyword: VTIPS or online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
• On July 23 at 4 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven on Main Street in Bristol by Ginni Rose Lyles, 27, of Bridport and cited her for driving with a criminally suspended license. After citing her, police released Lyles, had her vehicle towed and seized the vehicle’s registration plates.
• With the assistance of game wardens, located Michael Capek-Lapore at the Salisbury Fish and Game access on Lake Dunmore on July 24 at around 9:45 a.m. Capek-Lapore, 29, of New Haven was wanted by the Vermont Department of Corrections for escape. Police took the accused to the New Haven barracks for booking and then transported him to the Marble Valley Correctional Center in Rutland.
• On July 26 at approximately 1:17 p.m. responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 73 West at the intersection of Route 30 in Sudbury. Police said 18-year-old Emily Stone of Middlebury was driving a 2002 GMC 1500 southbound on Route 30 and attempted to turn on to Route 73 but was going too fast. Stone was unable to maintain control of her vehicle, and it collided into a utility pole and knocked down a telephone wire, which caused traffic delays.
No injuries were reported and Stone was able to drive her vehicle away.
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