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Motor Vehicle Accident - Fatality

Updated Press Release

The following press release was issued on 10/17/14 at approximately 09:55 hours.


The Brattleboro Police Department is releasing the names of the two individuals
involved in the fatal motor vehicle crash on October 25, 2014 at approximately
19:46 hours.
 
The driver is identified as Kyle D. Aubert, age 17, of Brattleboro and was
pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The passenger in the car, identified as Baily M. Strange, age 15, of Brattleboro
was transported to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon NH where
she is currently being treated for her injuries.
 
The crash remains under investigation.  Anyone having information related to the
crash is asked to contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950, or
the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.

No further information will be disseminated at this time.

Original Press Release

Detective Johnson

On 10/25/14 at approximately 19:45 hours the Brattleboro Police Department received a 911 regarding regarding a motor vehicle accident on Bonnyvale Road in Brattleboro, VT. Upon arrival emergency responders found a vehicle lying on its roof off of an embankment. Two occupants were found in the vehicle. The operator died on scene, and the passenger was life flighted to Dartmouth. Names of the occupants are not being released at this time.

Motor Vehicle Crash

Officer Cerreto

On October 27, 2014 at approximately 12:30 pm the Brattleboro Police responded to Route 30 in in the Town of Brattleboro, VT in the area of the I-91 overpass for a reported one car motor vehicle crash. A motor vehicle crashed into a ledge and the operator was entrapped. The operator was extricated from the vehicle by members of the Brattleboro Fire department using the jaws of life. Members of the Brattleboro Police Department and the Windham County Sheriff's Department closed Route 30 while the crash scene was processed and the lone subject in the vehicle was attended to. Following extrication, the subject was then transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by members of Rescue Inc. The vehicle operator was identified as Lee Merrill, 65 of Brattleboro. The investigation into this crash is on going.

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Accident

On September 29, at approximately 1213 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to 158 Western Ave for a pedestrian struck by a car. Upon police arrival it was found Leslie Butts age 50 had been struck by a vehicle driven by Darren Puffer age 45 of Vernon. Butts was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he was being treated for non life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Pedestrian collision and arrest for DUI

Dana J. Lewis, 58, of Brattleboro, Vermont

Sgt. Carignan

On 9/8/14 at around 8:50AM Brattleboro police, fire, and Rescue Inc. responded to Old Ferry Road near the intersection of Putney Road for a report of a collision. The initial investigation revealed that a pedestrian, Zachary M. Patterson (26) of Dummerston, had been walking west on Old Ferry Road. Patterson was struck by a 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck. The truck was being driven by Dana Lewis.

Lewis was arrested and issued a citation for DUI. Patterson was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Old Ferry Road was reduced to one lane with alternating direction traffic for several hours. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. The Vermont State Police assisted at the scene of the collision.

 

Motor Vehicle Crash; Western Avenue, Brattleboro

On 09/05/14, at approximately 20:51 hours, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a 2 vehicle motor vehicle crash on Western Avenue it the area of the the Crowell Lot. Both Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc also responded.

Both operators; an 18 year old female from Brattleboro, VT and a 25 year old female from Vernon, VT were transported via Rescue Inc to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Western Avenue was closed to traffic for approximately 4 hours during the initial investigation. However, the investigation is ongoing.

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Crash

On 8/27/14 at approximately 1702 hours, Vermont State Police reported to the Brattleboro Police that they came upon a motor vehicle versus bicyclist crash on Western Avenue near Garfield Drive. Brattleboro Police responded as well as Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc .

It was determined that Joseph J Persio, 27, of Cheshire, CT was traveling east bound on Western Ave. He came upon a bicyclist also headed in the same direction. As Persio was passing the cyclist, Judith Malloy, 69, of Brattleboro, VT, she collided with his car. Malloy was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This incident remains under investigation.

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Motor Vehicle Collision

On Thursday, 08/21/2014 at approximately 06:45 hours, Brattleboro Police responded to the intersection of Marlboro Road and Dettman Drive for a report of a motor vehicle accident, car vs. motorcycle.

Further investigation revealed that a 2011 Chrysler operated by Jeanette Detch (55 year-old female from Brattleboro, VT) exited Dettman Drive, at which point a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Murray Rumohr (64 year-old male from Alberta, Canada) struck Detch's vehicle.

Rumohr was transported via Rescue Inc. to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to the amount of damage they sustained.

Brattleboro Police were assisted by the Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc., Brattleboro Towing and Al's Towing.

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Motor vehicle collision and road closure

On 7/24/14 at around 4:30pm a Brattleboro police officer was flagged down by a citizen who told him there had been a motor vehicle collision with a rollover on Western Avenue near I-91 exit 2. At the same time, Brattleboro central dispatch received several 911 calls reporting the same. The Brattleboro police, Brattleboro fire department, and Rescue, Inc responded to the scene.

Following an investigation police determined the following. Yasmin Tayeby (26) of Brattleboro was driving west on Western Avenue. She was driving a 2014 Mini Cooper. Scott E. Whitehill (67) of Keene, NH had been driving on the I-91 south #2 off-ramp near the intersection of Western Avenue. He was driving a 2005 Toyota Prius.

Whitehall drove off the exit ramp and on to Western Avenue. He struck the passenger side of Tayeby's vehicle with the front of his vehicle as she drove by on Western Avenue. This caused Tayeby's vehicle to roll over on to its roof. All occupants were able to exit their vehicles and no injuries were reported.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Western Avenue was closed for about an hour. Whitehall was issued a traffic ticket for failure to yield at a stop sign.

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Vehicle - Pedestrian Collision

Date of Incident: 12/27/13

Sgt. Carignan

On 12/27/13 at around 7:10am Brattleboro police, fire, and rescue responded to the area of 133 Canal Street for a report of a vehicle collision.  Initial investigation revealed the following.
 
Ruth T. Fleming (59) of Newfane, Vermont was driving a 2013 Subaru Impreza south on Canal Street near #133.  The vehicle drove up onto the curb and struck Joseph H. Beebe (66) of Brattleboro, Vermont, who was walking on the sidewalk at the time.  Beebe was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for treatment.  
 
The investigation into this collision is ongoing.  Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have information is asked to call Officer Ryan Washburn at 802-257-7950.

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Motor Vehicle Crash

Date of Incident: 11/19/13

Detective Griffus

On 11/18/2013 at approximately 20:52 hours, emergency services responded to the area of Goodenough Road and Hinesburg Road for a single motor vehicle crash with one occupant. The operator of that vehicle was identified as James Lannon, 60,. Lannon was operating his Chevrolet pick up truck when it left the roadway into a field colliding with two trees. Lannon was ejected from his vehicle during the crash. Lannon was treated on scene by emergency services, transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he was flown Dartmouth Medical Center, NH to be treated for injuries. Lannon is currently listed as in critical condition at this time. Speed is considered as a contributing factor. At this time the crash is still under investigation as to other contributing factors.

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Motor Vehicle Crash

Date of Incident: 11/18/13

Detective Griffus

On 11/18/2013 at approximately 20:52 hours, emergency services responded to the area of Goodenough Road and Hinesburg Road for a single motor vehicle crash with one occupant. That occupant was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where the occupant was flown Dartmouth Medical Center NH to be treated for injuries. The crash is still under investigation, the condition of the operator is unknown at this time.

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Motor Vehicle Crash

Date of Incident: 11/14/13

Officer Eaton

On 11/14/13 at approximately 1656 hours, Brattleboro Police responded to a three vehicle crash with possible injury on Western Ave at Guilford Street.  One vehicle was located up against the guardrail by the Creamery Bridge, one was in the grassy area by Guilford St and one vehicle was found still in the roadway between the other two.  It was determined that Jill Cobb, 34 of Wilmington, was traveling west bound on Western Ave when she crossed the center line into the east bound lane.  Kayla Harris, 22 of Brattleboro, was traveling east bound when Cobb's vehicle struck the rear driver side of hers.  The force from this crash sent Harris' vehicle into west bound traffic, causing her vehicle to collide with a vehicle being operated by Melissa Page, 27 of Brattleboro, who was following Cobb.
 
Western Ave was closed for just over an hour.  Two people, to include a passenger in one of the vehicles, were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Neither speed or alcohol are believed to be factors.  This incident remains under investigation.

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Motor Vehicle Accident involving a Pedestrian

On November 11, 2013 at approximately 08:34 hours, Emergency Services personnel responded to the area of 435 Western Avenue in Brattleboro for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

Through preliminary investigation it was learned Eric Tuepker, age 40, appeared to have been struck by the side of a flat-bed trailer that was being pulled by a 2003 Ford F250 pickup truck, driven by Ronald Farrington, age 56.

Tuepker was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Rescue Inc and then life-flighted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center via DHART to be treated for his injuries.  Tuepker is currently listed in stable condition.

Western Ave. had to be closed for approximately an hour and a half due to the accident.

The accident is still under investigation, however, speed or alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier Brattleboro Police Department

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