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June 7, 2016

FW: updated press release fatal accident with criminal charges



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
802-334-8881
fax 802-334-4739
35 Crawford Rd.
Derby, VT 05829

                                                                                                                                                                                               
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
               
CASE#: 16b201861
TROOPER: Sgt. Sean Selby                                           
STATION:    Derby                 
CONTACT#: 334-8881

DATE/TIME: 5-29-16 1640 hours
LOCATION: West Charleston Village at the intersection of VT 105 and Fontaine Road
VEHICLE #1 1994 Honda Prelude
OPERATOR: Joshua Cole
AGE:      30
SEAT BELT?  N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1994 Honda Prelude
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: totalled

VEHICLE #2 n/a
OPERATOR:                                                       
AGE:     
SEAT BELT? Y N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:

INJURIES
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
1/ Joshua Cole/ Derby VT/30/no/ head injuries
1/Esperanza Robles/ Derby Line VT/ 29/no/ deceased
1/Amanda Letourneau/ E. Charleston VT/ 27/no/ head and leg serious condition
1/Ryan Coulter/ Newport VT/ 26/ no/ deceased

HOSPITAL:           North Country  Hospital
WEATHER:           clear
ROAD COND: dry

SUMMARY 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: pending
COURT DATE:                    

Sgt Sean Selby
Derby Patrol Commander
802-334-8881
fax 802-334-4739
35 Crawford Rd.
Derby, VT 05829