Vermont State Police Log: Crashes send drivers to the hospital
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to two bad crashes on Basin Harbor Road in the past week — one of which claimed the life of an Orwell man.
First, on Friday, June 30, at approximately 7:15 a.m. responded to a one-car crash on Basin Harbor Road near Jersey Street in Ferrisburgh. Police report that a 2013 Nissan Sentra driven by 24-year-old Haley Kent of Scituate, Mass., was traveling southbound at approximately 25 mph, according to the driver, when it crossed the double yellow into the opposing lane and struck a tree head on. The road was described as wet and the weather as cloudy.
Kent suffered a broken femur and other broken bones and was taken to UVM Medical Center by the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, as was a child in the car, who was also injured.
The car was a total loss. The Vergennes Fire Department also responded to the crash.
This crash is still under investigation, anyone with information regarding this vehicle crash is asked to contact Trooper Hein at the New Haven state police barracks at 388-4919.
Criminal charges are pending.
Separately, state police are investigating a July 3 crash that claimed the life of an Orwell man. Police report that Lloyd Boyea, 47, was driving a Harley Davidson eastbound on Route 125 in Bridport when the motorcycle crashed into a car driven by a 16-year-old Ferrisburgh resident at the intersection with Basin Harbor Road (to see full story click here). Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Gurwicz at the New Haven state police barracks at 388-4919.
In other recent activity, state police:
• On June 28 at around 7 p.m. saw a vehicle travelling eastbound on Route 17 in Bristol, and recognized the driver as Patrick Cota, 24, of Bristol, and the passenger as Melissa Sird, 35, of Bristol. The trooper had prior knowledge of an active court order that prohibited Cota and Sird from having contact with each other, so the trooper stopped the car. State police report that during the traffic stop, Sird provided false information to the trooper.
Police cited Cota for violation of conditions and released him. They cited Sird for violation of conditions of release and providing false information to a law enforcement officer and jailed her at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail.
• On June 29 at around 2 a.m. responded to Kampersville Campground in Salisbury for a report of a noise disturbance. Troopers were told that several teens had broken into the campground, and had been consuming alcohol. Along with the consumption of alcohol, troopers report that they learned the teens were making unreasonable noise for several hours and had woken up several people in the campground. The teens had also allegedly vandalized property belonging to Kampersville Campground and several campers.
Troopers report that they located Kyle Kingsley, 19, of Vergennes along with several intoxicated juveniles. Troopers arrested Kingsley and cited him for unlawful mischief, theft of services and disorderly conduct. Troopers later located Mckenzie Warden, 18, of Vergennes, and also cited her for the same violations. Troopers said they were looking for Tyler Griffin, 20, of Leicester in this case.
• On June 29 at approximately 5:12 p.m. stopped a Chevy Blazer on Route 22A in Panton and cited the driver, identified as 34-year-old Jason Deering of Port Henry, N.Y., for driving with a criminally suspended license.
• On July 1 at approximately 1:42 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 22A in Bridport. Police report that Steven Kaplowitz, 54, of Burlington was driving a 1989 Honda Civic southbound on 22A and Richard Denett Jr., 68, of Shoreham was northbound on the highway in a 2010 Chevy Silverado and stopped partially in the southbound lane while making a turn when the collision occurred. Neither alcohol nor drugs were determined to be contributing factors in the collision. No injuries were reported, though the vehicles were damaged. No citations were issued at this time.
• On July 2 at approximately 2:39 a.m. were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Jersey Street in Panton. Police said the driver of the 2004 GMC truck, 23-year-old Jason Vorsteveld of Panton, left the scene briefly before returning to retrieve his vehicle. Police found Vorsteveld at his residence and cited him for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and careless and negligent driving.
• On July 2 at approximately 6:25 p.m. saw a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 7 near Town Hill Road in New Haven at a high rate of speed. A radar test reported the vehicle was traveling 105 mph in a posted 50 mph speed zone. A trooper stopped the vehicle and cited Ryan Schembeck, 26, of Brandon for driving with excessive speed.
• On July 2 at 8 p.m. were notified of a vehicle that had driven off the roadway on Fern Lake Road in Leicester. Troopers report that the driver, identified as Brian Mcintire, 49, of Brandon, showed several signs of impairment. Police cited Mcintire for driving under the influence.
• On July 3 at a quarter to 8 p.m. stopped a vehicle on Route 116 in Middlebury and cited Michael D. Cordoba, 26, of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license.
• On July 4 at a few minutes past 2 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after observing a violation. After detecting signs of impairment in driver Matthew Randall, 30, of Addison, the trooper screened him for DUI, transported him to the Vergennes Police Department for processing and cited Randall for DUI, second offense.
• On July 4 at approximately 6 p.m. stopped a vehicle on Route 22A in West Haven for traffic violation. Police ended up citing 53-year-old Daniel R. Whittemore of Cornwall for driving under the influence of drugs.
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