Category Archives: accident

VSP Reports Multiple Crashes

VT State Police PatchThe Vermont State Police responded to multiple motor vehicle crashes in Windsor and Orange Counties on Monday. These included crashes reported on I-91, I-89, VT Rt 65, and VT Route 107.  All of the crashes involved one vehicle sliding off the roadway due to speed and road conditions.  While interviewing drivers at these crashes it was found that at least 2 of the 5 drivers involved in crashes were travelling over the posted speed limit with the existing road conditions being wet or partially snow covered.  One driver was not wearing a seatbelt and received minor injuries.

Vermont State Police would like to remind all motorists that during inclement weather please slow down and allow our road crews to do their jobs.  Please be mind full of changing road conditions and always wear your seat belt.

Canaan Man Killed in Hanover Accident

fatalHanover, NH, December 2, 2016, – At approximately 11:OOpm the Hanover Police and Fire Departments  responded  to a single vehicle roll over crash on Wolfeboro  Road with a report of  four patients.  One of the occupants, Kyle Boisvert,  25 of Canaan, NH was pronounced  dead at   the scene. The other three  occupants were transported  to Dartmouth-Hitchcock  Medical  Center for further evaluation. Hannah Linowski, 26, of Erdenheim, Pennsylvania  was treated  at DHMC for serious injuries. The front passenger, Jennifer Gavell, was released from DHMC after a brief medical  evaluation.

An investigation by Sgt. Matthew Ufford revealed that Zachery Warner, 21, of Canaan, NH was the driver of the 2002 GMC pickup truck and that speed and alcohol were likely contributing factors in the crash. Mr. Warner also sustained injures as a result of the crash, he was charged with Negligent Homicide and Aggravated DWI. He will be arraigned on January 23rd in the Lebanon Circuit Court.

New Hampshire State Police are conducting the crash scene reconstruction.

Claremont Pastor Killed When Car Slips Off Jack

accidental-deathOn Saturday October 29, 2016 at approximately 6:55 pm Claremont Emergency Services were called to White Hill Road in Claremont for a report of a 56 year old male trapped under a vehicle. Upon arrival responders learned that the victim was deceased . The victim was working underneath a vehicle when the jack that was holding the vehicle up slipped and the vehicle came down on the victim. Police say Pastor Kenneth Laclair  56 Of White Hill Road in Claremont was found within 30-40 minutes of the vehcile slipping off the jack. Emergency responders included the Claremont Fire Department, Golden Cross Ambulance and the Claremont Police Department

Two Arrested After Rte. 4 Accident


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Richard R. Mello, Police Chief • Phillip J. Roberts, Deputy Police Chief • Timothy Cohen, Captain
Two Arrested After Motor Vehicle Accident
On October 26, 2016, Lebanon Officers responded to a single car accident on Route 4 in the area of Bagley’s Corner. Upon arrival, officers found a single car that had been traveling west on Route 4 had left the roadway and collided with a telephone pole.
The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Caron, age 48, of Plymouth, New Hampshire was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with apparent minor injuries. Officers learned through further investigation that Caron had been consuming alcohol. He was arrested at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and charged with Misdemeanor Reckless Driving and Driving Under the Influence. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail with a court date of January 9, 2017 at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court. No picture of Caron is available at this time.
The passenger in the car, Kellen Fitzgibbon-Bizel, age 31, of Thornton, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with five Felony counts of Possession of a Controlled / Narcotic Drug for possessing a variety of prescription narcotics that were not prescribed to him. Fitzgibbon-Bizel was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail with a court date of January 9, 2017 at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.
Route 4 was shut down for several hours as crews worked to remove downed power lines. As of 1:00pm, one lane was reopened as crews continued to repair the downed utility pole.
A witness to the crash was able to provide video footage of the vehicle’s operation up to the point when it struck the utility pole. View video footage here


Fatal Accident in Dixville

dixville-notch The NH State Police, Troop F, received a report  just after 3:30 pm on Friday, of a motor vehicle collision on Rt. 26 in the town of Dixville.  Troopers responded and discovered that the collision involved a single vehicle that had struck a piece of paving equipment which had been parked off the shoulder of the roadway in a construction zone which was inactive at the time of the collision.  The vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Celica GT was driven by George HEALD, Age 60 of Colebrook, New Hampshire.
Preliminary on-scene investigation revealed that HEALD was traveling westbound on Rt. 26 when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway after striking some traffic cones, struck the guardrail which caused the vehicle to veer off the left side of the roadway and strike an embankment before going airborne and came to rest after striking a piece of paving equipment.  HEALD suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.   Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this collision.
Units assisting at the scene included personnel from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop F, New Hampshire State Police-Troop G, New Hampshire State Police-Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, Colebrook Police Department, Colebrook Fire/EMS and Errol Fire/EMS.
At this time the investigation is on-going and anyone who witnessed the collision is being asked to contact Trooper Michael Petrillo at the New Hampshire State Police, Troop F at(603)-846-3333.

No further information available at this time.

Hartland Man Charged with DUI

mark-tilsonJust after 10:30 pm on Friday, Mark Tillson 61 of Hartland VT was headed south on I-91 in Hartford.  Tillson lost control of his Subaru Outback, left the roadway and overturned.  Tillson was brought to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center  for broken ribs  and a broken shoulder.  After being released from the hospital Tillson was processed at the Hartford Police Department and cited for DUI. He will appear in Windsor Superior court on Nov. 8 to answer the charge.

Grantham Crash Closes I-89 for Several Hours

grantham-crashA collision involving a commercial truck on I-89 in Grantham just after 11:00 am yesterday had the road closed for several hours. Police say a white Hino Flatbed transporting lumber and scaffoldings crashed into the guard rail on I-89 causing obstruction of travel in both lanes.

The driver 28-year-old Eric Dechellis of Manchester was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation showed that Dechellis fell asleep while driving to Burlington VT for New England Scaffolding Services in Bow NH. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Guilford VT Man Killed in Crash

fatalA Guilford VT man and his dog lost their lives in a single car accident on Stage Road in Guilford just before 11:30 am on Thursday.  Police say Joseph L. Earle 48, was traveling east in his 2009 Toyota Tacoma when it left the road and hit a large tree head on before sliding down an embankment into a brook.

Neighbors went to the scene and found Earle without a pulse. Rescue personal confirmed that Earle was deceased. One dog in the truck had head lacerations and second dog was euthanized after crews extracted him and found he had life threatening injuries.

This investigation is on-going and police as that anyone with information to contact the VT State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600.

Police Chase Ends in Enfield

enfield-crashOn Tuesday, 10/11/16, at approximately 11:03 p.m. New Hampshire State Police Captain Gregory Ferry attempted to stop a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup truck bearing Massachusetts registration plates on I-93 north in Manchester, after the vehicle had passed through a construction zone in Londonderry at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle was identified as, Christopher O’Dwyer 42, of Salem NH

enfield-driverMr. O’Dwyer refused to pull over, while traveling at approximately 95 mph in a posted 55 mph. The pursuit continued up I-93 at speeds between 95 and 115 mph in Hooksett where a trooper unsuccessfully attempted to deploy tire deflation devices at the north end of the open road tolling.  It was also discovered that the pickup truck had just been reported stolen out of Boston Massachusetts. Continue reading

Wrong Way Driver Kills 5 Teens, Injures 8 Others

fatal accidentFive Vermont teens were killed when Tacoma Truck driving north in the south bound lane on I-89 in hit their Volkswagen Jetta and causing it roll of the road and catch fire. Vermont State Police say the accident happened just before midnight on Saturday in the town of Bolton.  Williston police were first on the scene and trying to extinguish the fire engulfed Jetta.  The driver of the Tacoma Truck, Steven Bourgoin 36, jumped in the Williston police cruiser and started driving south at a high rate of speed.  When Bourgoin noticed a police cruiser ahead he turned around and began travelling north in the southbound lane crashing into seven more cars. Bourgoin was taken into custody and transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The five teens killed in the crash were Mary Harris 16, Cyrus Zschau 16 both of Moretown, Liam Hale 16, Janie Cozzi 15, both of Fayston, and Eli Brookens, 16 of Waterbury.  Eight others from the second crash were transported to UVM medical Center with non-life threatening injures.