Vermont State Police Log: Crash on Route 22A results in death

ADDISON COUNTY — A 78-year-old Warren man died from injuries he sustained in a near head-on crash on Route 22A in Addison on Sunday afternoon. Deceased is James N. Richman.
Vermont State Police report that Richman was driving a 1999 Subaru Impreza on Route 22A near Nortontown Road at around 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 when the Impreza traveled left of center and struck an oncoming Subaru XVC driven by Edwina Ho, 59, of Shoreham.
Police said Ho pulled her car as far to the right as she could, but could not avoid impact.
The impact caused Richman’s Impreza to overturn and come to a rest on its roof, off the west side of the roadway. Ho’s car also ended up off of the west side of the road.
The Addison Volunteer Fire Department extracted Richman from his car, and then he was transported by ambulance to the UVM Medical Center in Burlington to be treated for massive internal injuries and a broken leg. Police reported on Monday that Richman had died.
Ho was transported by ambulance to Porter Hospital in Middlebury, where she was treated and released.
Neither speed nor impairment appear to be contributing factors at this time.
This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the crash is requested to contact state police at the New Haven barracks, 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•  On Dec. 6 met with Kaitlyn Gomez, 21, of Monkton and cited her for three counts of furnishing alcohol to minors. The charges stem from investigation into a Nov. 23 underage drinking party off South Lincoln Road in Lincoln.
•  On Dec. 7 at approximately 1:48 p.m. responded to a one-vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment on Crown Point Road in Bridport. Police said 41-year-old Amanda Sayers of Bridport was driving a green Ford Ranger eastbound when she lost control, crossed the center of the roadway and collided with a tree on the westbound shoulder of Crown Point Road. Members of the Middlebury Heavy Rescue Squad extracted Sayers from the truck. Sayers sustained facial lacerations, a broken left leg and broken right foot. The Ranger was a total loss.
Police said defective rear tires contributed to this crash, though they are still investigating.
The Addison County Sheriff’s Department, Town Line First Response and the Bridport Volunteer Fire Department also responded and provided assistance at the scene.
•  On Dec. 10 at little before midnight cited Clay Canfield, 69, of Hancock for driving under the influence of alcohol on Killington Road, in the town of Killington. After Canfield failed field sobriety tests, the trooper tested his breath and found that his breath alcohol content was 0.119; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

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