On 6-7-16 at 1600 hours after a lengthy investigation Vermont State Police arrested Joshua Cole age 30 of Derby VT . Investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police Derby. He was charged with two counts of Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or other substance with death resulting (2) and serious bodily injury resulting, Grossly negligent operation, and involuntary manslaughter- Reckless endangerment (2). Cole was taken to Vermont State Police Derby and processed. Orleans County Court set bail at $ 50,000. Arraignment date of 6-8-16 at 1300 hours has been set in Newport City at Orleans District Court.
Sgt Sean Selby
Derby Patrol Commander
35 Crawford Rd.
Derby, VT 05829
STATE OF VERMONTDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETYVERMONT STATE POLICEPRESS RELEASEMOTOR VEHICLE CRASHCASE#: 16b201861TROOPER: Sgt. Sean SelbySTATION: DerbyCONTACT#: 334-8881DATE/TIME: 5-29-16 1640 hoursLOCATION: West Charleston Village at the intersection of VT 105 and Fontaine RoadVEHICLE #1 1994 Honda PreludeOPERATOR: Joshua ColeAGE: 30SEAT BELT? NCITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby VTDESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1994 Honda PreludeDAMAGE TO VEHICLE: totalledVEHICLE #2 n/aOPERATOR:AGE:SEAT BELT? Y NCITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:INJURIESV # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY1/ Joshua Cole/ Derby VT/30/no/ head injuries1/Esperanza Robles/ Derby Line VT/ 29/no/ deceased1/Amanda Letourneau/ E. Charleston VT/ 27/no/ head and leg serious condition1/Ryan Coulter/ Newport VT/ 26/ no/ deceasedHOSPITAL: North Country HospitalWEATHER: clearROAD COND: drySUMMARY OF CRASH: On 5-29-16 at approximately 1640 hours Joshua Cole was operating his 1994 Honda Prelude west bound on VT 105 in the town of West Charleston VT. Cole lost control after exiting a sharp corner and went off the north side of VT 105. Cole's vehicle then struck a large tree off the side of the roadway. The three passengers were all ejected from the vehicle and no one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol and speed are factors contributing to the accident. Case remains under investigation.COURT ACTION: pendingCOURT DATE:Sgt Sean SelbyDerby Patrol Commander802-334-8881fax 802-334-473935 Crawford Rd.Derby, VT 05829