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An ambulance at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run Wednesday night on Strongs Avenue.
By Brent Curtis
Rutland Police have made no arrests in the hit-and-run killing of an elderly Mendon woman Wednesday night.
But an investigator in the case said Thursday afternoon that police are sorting through surveillance camera videos from a number of businesses on Strongs Avenue in a search for the vehicle that struck and killed 71-year-old Mary Jane Outslay.
“We’re following leads and working like hell on this case,” City police Detective Robert Gorruso said. “We’re still reviewing the videos.”
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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Police in South Burlington have closed a section of road due to a crash involving a tractor-trailer.
Police said Tuesday morning that Williston Road at Gregory Drive was closed and that the road would be closed for a long time.
Two people were injured in the crash and transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Police throughout Chittenden County warned of icy roads.
BRATTLEBORO — A 25-year-old Connecticut man received life-threatening injuries Monday in a single-car accident on Interstate 91, near exit one.
Vermont State Police said Timothy Liacos of Shelton, Conn., was ejected from his 2013 Mazda as the vehicle rolled over several times. Police said alcohol and speed played a role in the 11:30 a.m. accident.
Liacos was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., for what police said were serious and life-threatening injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.
ST. ALBANS — Vermont State Police say a St. Albans man has been rescued from the Missisquoi River after he lost control of his truck and went over an embankment.
Police said 22-year-old Colby Vezina was driving a pickup truck down a wet and slightly snow-covered road early Sunday when lost control of the vehicle in Sheldon.
The Burlington Free Press reports (ttp://bfpne.ws/Wm97XK) police said the truck landed upside down, partly under water in the river.
Police said a homeowner who lives near the crash site quickly called 911 for help. First responders from Sheldon and Enosburg quickly arrived and pulled him from the river.
Police said Vezina suffered relatively minor hypothermia.
Police say it appears alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.
WINDSOR — Vermont State Police say there’s been a series of five vehicle crashes on an icy Interstate 91 in Windsor.
Police said the accidents happened early Wednesday on the northbound side. The interstate has re-opened; it was closed for several hours between exits 8 and 9.
Police said the first driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail. The second driver spun out and struck a guardrail while approaching the scene. A tractor trailer lost control and struck the second vehicle, which was pushed into a fire department truck. A firefighter was injured while escaping from the crash.
A fourth vehicle was passing by when it was struck from behind by a fifth vehicle.
Two of the drivers were suffering minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
RANDOLPH — A woman suffered life-threatening injuries and a Barre man received serious facial injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Randolph on Sunday morning after which the driver ran from the scene, Vermont State Police said.
Kyle Larrabee, 19, of Roxbury, was cited on charges of driving under the influence resulting in a serious injury, gross negligent operation resulting in a serious injury, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license.
State police say the crash occurred at the intersection of Windover Road and Route 66 around 4 a.m. when Larrabee crashed the 1993 Ford F-150 he was driving into the guardrails after failing to make a turn at the intersection.
State police say two passengers suffered serious injuries. Eric Parker, 21, was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., with facial injuries and a female passenger, whose name and age were not released, was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock with life-threatening injuries.
Larrabee is being held on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Orange County criminal court Tuesday at 8 a.m. to answer the charges.
From the State Police:
Troopers from the Williston barracks are responding to a multiple car crash on the southbound lane of Interstate 89 on the “Bolton Flats” which is about mile marker 70. At this point, the crash is still being assessed, but it is creating substantial delays and backed-up traffic. We ask that people be patient, as we work to clear the roadway as quickly & as safely as possible.
Additionally, the snowy conditions have made for difficult driving conditions throughout Vermont, and motorists are reminded to slow down, leave plenty of space between vehicles, and avoid unnecessary travel.
A full press release on the crash will be issued when details are available.
A Montpelier man walked away with a minor injury, and three cars were totaled in a crash that blocked Rte. 2 in Danville on Thursday, and police said was caused by icy road conditions.
According to police, Philippe Legendre, 75 of Gilead, Maine, was driving east on Rte. 2 near Dole Hill around 6:30 p.m. when he hit glare ice and spun out of control. Legendre hit west-bound cars driven by Melody Peterson, 42, of Danville, and Joshua Irons, 26, of Montpelier.
Irons was treated for a cut on his scalp at the scene. Police said there were high winds and snowy, near-whiteout conditions at the time of the crash, and that the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Sgt. Denis Girouard or Tpr. Charles Winn, at 748-3111.
HARTLAND — A Vermont man has died from injuries suffered in a car crash in Hartland last week.
Vermont State Police say 82-year-old Robert Guillette of Hartland fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 91 south on Friday, going off the road and hitting a rock ledge in the median.
Police say he was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries.
But police say a hospital evaluation determined that he had more serious internal injuries. Guillette died of those injuries on Monday.
NORTH BENNINGTON — Police in North Bennington, say a man was struck by a car and killed while crossing a road to check his mail.
They said 79-year-old Henry Chalifoux was gravely injured and became unresponsive while en route to the hospital Saturday morning.
The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/YyZUB9) police identified the driver of the car that struck him as 86-year-old Georgianna Carter of North Bennington.
Police are still investigating the accident.
Chalifoux opened the Hairport hair salon in Bennington in 1978, followed by the Academy of Cosmetology in North Bennington in 1994.