This an updated press release regarding a fatal motor vehicle crash in Georgia Vermont.
The deceased occupant of the vehicle has been identified as Leonard Delage age 32 of Georgia Vermont. Mr. Delage succumbed to injuries sustained in the one vehicle crash.
Lieutenant Maurice Lamothe
Vermont State Police – St. Albans Barracks
140 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, Vermont 05478
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
STATION: St. Albans
DATE/TIME: 07/05/16 - 2313
LOCATION: Route 7, Georgia, VT
OPERATOR: Justin Hemond
Address: Georgia, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: White 1994 Acura Legend
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Significant damage to the entirety of the vehicle; Vehicle was totaled
Notification has not yet been made to the family of the deceased. Updated information will be available once this notification is made.
Operator/ Justin Hemond / Georgia, VT / Age: 28 / SEAT BELT? Unknown / NATURE OF INJURY: Transported to NMC with head injuries
HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center
ROAD COND: Dry
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 07/05/16 at approximately 2313 hours the Vermont State Police was notified of a single vehicle crash near 7444 Ethan Allen Highway in Georgia, VT. Upon the arrival of first responders it was determined that one of the occupants was deceased after having been ejected from the vehicle. The operator, Justin Hemond, was found to have also been ejected and in critical condition lying near the final resting place of the vehicle. Hemond was taken to Northwestern Medical Center and subsequently transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center due to the severity of injuries sustained in the crash. Initial investigation suggests that high speeds combined with alcohol are likely the underlying factors in this dynamic crash. With the help of the Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team it was determined that the vehicle was traveling south on Route 7 near the St. Albans town line when it left the southbound shoulder of the roadway ultimately striking a culvert causing the vehicle to roll multiple times before coming to a final position of rest facing north several yards off the roadway in an adjacent field. Further investigation into the circumstances leading up to the crash is ongoing and if anyone has any information regarding the incident please contact the Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993.
Trooper Nicholas Olson
Vermont State Police – St. Albans
140 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
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