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January 13, 2017

Updated Press Release/Fatal collision arrest//14A302746

STATE OF VERMONT

                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

                  VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

*********UPDATED PRESS RELEASE**********

 

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#:                  14A302746

TROOPER:           Corporal Jimmy A. Wilborn                                                                         

STATION:             Shaftsbury Barracks                   

CONTACT#:        (802)442-5421   

 

On 1/13/17 Frank Sargent was formerly charged with Gross Negligent Operation w/serious bodily injury or death; for a motor vehicle/ motorcycle collision that occurred on 6/29/14, in the Town of Woodford, VT.   Sargent was taken into custody, processed and cited to appear at the Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on 1/19/17 for the above mentioned charge.

 

Photo attached

 

******NOTE******* The original press release is below***********

 

 

DATE/TIME:        6-29-14/ Approx. 9:10AM

LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town) Vermont Route 14, Woodbury

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Frank Sargent

AGE: 52    

SEAT BELT? unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Woodbury, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1996 Subaru Legacy

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Extensive front-end damage

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Richard Braga                                                           

AGE: 57    

SEAT BELT? N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hudson, MA

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Left side scrapes, left side bent highway bar and pegs, bent

handle bars

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Joseph Rebello

SEAT BELT? N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Kingston, MA

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

#1 / Frank Sargent / Woodbury, VT / 52 / Yes / Shoulder injury, possible

fractured left foot

 

#2 / Richard Braga / Hudson, MA / 57 / N/A / Severe left injury

 

#3 / Joseph Rebello / Kingston, MA / 55 / Deceased

 

HOSPITAL: Fletcher Allen                             

WEATHER:  Clear             

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 6/29/14 at approximately 09:15 hours, State Police in Middlesex, State Police Lamoille Outpost a report of a motor vehicle motorcycle collision on VT Rte. 14

in the Town of Woodbury, VT.

 

The preliminary investigation indicates that 57 year old Frank Sargent was traveling north on Rte. 14 when he crossed the center-line of the roadway. His

vehicle collided with 2 motorcyclist out of 4, that were headed south on Rte. 14.  The first motorcyclist involved in the collision was operated by Richard Braga.

The second motorcyclist involved was identified as Joseph Rebello.  Rebello was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel. The two other motorcyclist were able to avoid being hit by the motor vehicle.

 

State Police continue to investigate the cause of collision and the State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting in that investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporal Jimmy A. Wilborn

Troop “B” Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Tel.: (802)442-5421

Fax: (802)442-3263

E-mail: Jimmy.wilborn@vermont.gov