The Vermont State Police disseminate press releases for significant criminal or public safety incidents and arrests, but it is not intended to document every public contact or response to a call-for-service. If you have a question regarding an incident or case, please contact your local state police barracks or the public information officer. Please note press releases are available on this blog for 6 months following their public release. Please contact the public information officer if you need access to one that is older.

Search This Blog

September 22, 2016

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  16C303275                          
TROOPER: Wayne Godfrey
STATION:             Shaftsbury                         
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

DATE/TIME: 09/22/2016 approximately 0200 hrs
STREET: Tunnel Street
TOWN: Whitingham VT
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 1 mile north of Bosley Hill Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: NA
WEATHER:           Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear, Good

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Patrick Belliveau
AGE:      24
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Gardner, MA

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007
VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge
VEHICLE MODEL: Durango
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled, front end, undercarriage, passenger side.
INJURIES: Operator, Fractured arm.
HOSPITAL: Southwestern VT Medical Center

Passenger of V1: Belliveau, Jordan
AGE: 20
SEAT BELT: Unknown
INJURIES: Multiple compound fractures, internal injuries, head injuries.
HOSPITAL: Albany Medical Center (Life Flighted by helicopter from scene)

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 09/22/2016 the Vermont State Police, Readsboro Fire Department and North Adams Rescue Squad responded to a single vehicle crash on Tunnel Street in the town of Whitingham VT.  Troopers located a single vehicle off the side of Tunnel Street that had impacted a tree.  The operator had left the scene on foot and was not present.  The single passenger was entrapped in the vehicle and was extricated by the Readsboro Fire Department. 

The passenger, Jordan Belliveua (20), suffered multiple serious injuries and was air lifted by medical helicopter from the scene.  J. Belliveau later succumbed to his injuries at Albany Medical Center, listing this crash as a Fatal MV Crash.

The operator was located a short time later approximately 4 miles away and was taken into custody.  The operator, Patrick Belliveau was screened for alcohol and drug impairment and his blood alcohol level was determined to be .089%. 

Belliveau is being charged with Gross Negligent Operation serious bodily injury, Leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury.  Belliveau may also be charged with Driving Under the Influence pending the results of evidentiary tests. 

Tunnel Street was closed to traffic for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated.

Anyone with information related to this crash should contact the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421.


PBT%:.089
LODGED - LOCATION:     N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT:Bennington
COURT DATE/TIME: Pending



*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

424

Trp. Wayne M. Godfrey & K9 Tarawa
Vermont State Police
Shaftsbury Barracks
(802)442-5421
(802)442-3263 fax
This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain highly sensitive and confidential information. It is intended only for the individual(s) named. If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.