Wrong Way Driver Kills 5 Teens, Injures 8 Others
Five 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 injuries.
Lebanon Woman Charged with 1st Degree Assault on Toddler
A Lebanon woman is charged with First Degree Assault on a toddler. Lebanon Police say they responded to a 911 call for an unknown medical issue for a 19-month old at Pinetree Lane apartment last Thursday. The toddler was not alert and appeared to be having a medical issue according to 22-year-old Kayla Cassady who called 911. The child was taken to DHMC for an evaluation.
After an investigation officers gained enough information and obtained evidence to arrest Cassady. Cassady is the child’s father girlfriend who had been caring for the toddler.
Sharon Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests
A traffic stop in Sharon VT lead to the arrest of two MA women for Possession of Heroin and False Report to a police officer. Vermont State Police say they found 650 bags of heroin in the glove compartment of the car when they conducted a traffic stop on I-89 on Saturday. Arrested were Shelby Cyr 24 of Chicopee MA and Melyza Rojas 23 of Springfield MA. Both women were released on criminal citations and will appear in Windsor County Superior Court on January 1, 2017 to answer the charges.
Springfield VT Police Cautions Public on Burglaries
Springfield VT Police are asking for the public to be aware of several burglaries in Springfield and surrounding communities. Currently the Springfield Police are seeking information on the following burglaries.
A burglary at P&M Auto on 280 River Road on September 26 with several items being taken. Forced entry was made at Black River Kwik Stop also on River Street on September 29, and several items were taken. Police are reminding residents that if you see something suspicious to please report it and any information on the recent rash of burglaries should be reported to the Springfield Police Department at 802-885-2113.