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Vermont State Police Log: ATV crash takes the life of Vergennes man

ADDISON COUNTY — A Vergennes man was killed on Saturday evening when the ATV he was driving crashed in Panton.

Colin Hossink, 23, was driving a Honda Sportrax 450R near 708 East Road in Panton between 8 and 8:30 p.m. on June 1 when he crashed. Vermont State Police were called at approximately 8:28 p.m., and when troopers arrived they found Hossink dead.

The weather and road conditions were described as clear.

Police closed East Road at the scene of the crash for approximately six hours while members of VSP Crash Reconstruction Team processed the scene. State police were assisted by Vergennes police, Addison County Sheriff’s deputies, the Vergennes Fire Department and Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and state police ask that anyone with information call them at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919. Anonymous tips may be submitted online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit. 

In other recent activity, state police:

• On May 19 at 3 a.m. received a report of a vehicle stolen from the driveway at a home on South Main Street in Whiting. Police investigated and determined that two juveniles had stolen the vehicle belonging to Anna Krans-Gould of Whiting. The vehicle was recovered the next day in the parking lot of the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury with significant damage. On May 23 state police cited both juveniles for aggravated operation without the owner’s consent.

• On May 29 at approximately 6:39 p.m. got a report that a larger group of people were arguing at Blaise’s Mobile Home Park in Bristol. Troopers and Bristol police responded and separated parties. State police report that Kimberly Sheldrick, 44, of Bristol had acted in an aggressive and tumultuous manner, and they cited her for disorderly conduct.

• On May 30 at a little after 11:30 p.m. responded to a home on Silver Street in Monkton. After investigating, troopers cited Jeramy C. Broderick, 43, of Monkton and cited him for domestic assault.

• On May 31 at around 9:30 p.m. responded to a one-vehicle crash on West Street near Cross Road in Cornwall. Police report that Brad-Leigh Grace, 29, of Cornwall was driving a 2012 Chevy Silverado when the pickup left the road, flipped and came to rest upside down in a ditch. Grace sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Porter Hospital, where he was treated and cited for driving under the influence.

• On June 1 at around 5:30 p.m. responded to a motor vehicle crash on Kellogg Bay Road near Riverview Road in Ferrisburgh. Police say that Stacy Paquin, 52, of Ferrisburgh was driving a 2021 VW Tiguan when she lost control and the vehicle rolled, sideswiping two other vehicles: a 2024 Mazda CX-50 driven by Ariel Rotax, 36, of Elkton, Fla., and an unoccupied 2023 Tesla Model Y. The Mazda and Tessla both sustained driver’s side damage. The VW was damage on its front end, hood, windshield and passenger side.

Paquin sustained suspected moderate injuries but declined to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. While speaking with Paquin, troopers detected indicators of impairment, so they screened her, took her into custody on suspicion of drunk driving and transported to the New Haven barracks for processing. Police report that Paquin refused evidentiary testing during processing. They cited Paquin for driving under the influence, refusal, third offense.

While at the barracks, Paquin’s pain from her injuries increased, and she was taken to Porter Medical Center for treatment.

State police were assisted by state game wardens and Middlebury police.

• On June 2 at 11:23 p.m. responded to Haigis Lane in Ferrisburgh for a reported altercation. Troopers cited Charlotte M. Haigis, 24, of Ferrisburgh for driving under the influence.

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