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June 16, 2017

Rutland Barracks / Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B403173                                                         

TROOPER RANK / FULL NAME: Trooper Jeffrey Stephenson

STATION: RUTLAND                               

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: June 15, 2017 / 1857 hours

STREET: Danby Mountain Road / Brook Road

TOWN: Danby, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: N/A

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear and dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Lucas A. Carnelli-Cadete

AGE: 19

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, CT

INJURIES: Internal injuries, broken leg

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Hanover, NH

 

PASSENGER: Samuael E. Jenks

AGE: 20

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sunderland, VT

INJURIES: Fatal

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Taurus

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: William P. Secoy

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Danby, VT

INJURIES: Minor, treated and released from hospital

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1995

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Ranger

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: 

 

On June 15, 2017 at approximately 1857 hours, troopers from the Vermont State Police – Rutland barracks were notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Danby Mountain Road and Brook Road in the Town of Danby. It was reported the crash involved three persons, one was trapped within the vehicle and unresponsive. The Danby-Mt. Tabor Fire Department, East Dorset Fire Department, Manchester Rescue Squad, and Wallingford Rescue Squad all responded.

Preliminary investigation determined that Lucas A. Carnelli-Cadete was operating the 2004 Ford Taurus on Danby Mountain Road, traveling towards Brook Road, while William P. Secoy was operating a 1995 Ford Ranger truck, traveling south on Brook Road towards Danby Mountain Road. Both vehicles collided within the intersection, causing both vehicles to travel off the roadway and roll-over.

The passenger in the Ford Taurus, Samuael E. Jenks, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Carnelli-Cadete sustained serious injuries and was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by DHART. Secoy sustained less-serious injuries. He was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Manchester Rescue where he was treated and released.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene to process the crash. Any criminal charges which may result from this incident will be filed by the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation.

At this time, no further information is being released.

 

VERMONT CIVIL VIOLATION COMPLAINT: Pending

LODGED: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: Pending investigation

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A