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Car just misses kids getting off school bus

State police are seeking this car

By Guy Page

A Richmond man died in a motorcycle crash in Morrisville last week.

On September 23, at about 2:38 PM authorities learned that a motorcycle had gone off the road on Rte. 15 in Morrisville. Michael Poulin, 72, of Richmond was traveling east where the highway curved right. The motorcycle continued straight crossing the westbound lane, and went off the north side of the highway before crashing into a group of small alders. Poulin was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

One motorcycle sideswipes another – On Sept. 25 at 7:30 pm, state police responded for a crash involving two motorcycles. Police say both motorcycles were driving west of US Route 2 before the crash. Jonathan Amell pulled his motorcycle to the side of the road near Towne Hill Rd to wait for Tyler Sherman, and his passenger Maggie Morin, who were behind him an unknown distance. Sherman came upon Amell’s motorcycle, steered toward the shoulder but sideswiped Amell on his motorcycle. Sherman’s motorcycle left the roadway and crashed into the ditch. Sherman sustained minor injuries but was transported to the hospital as a precaution. Morin sustained a serious leg injury and was transported to the hospital. Amell sustained a minor injury to his leg but declined medical transport. The crash is still under investigation.

Police seek Kia that nearly struck children getting off school bus – On September 25 at about 3:30 pm, a parent called to report as her children were exiting a school bus with flashing lights and a stop sign extended, a silver Kia sedan displaying an unreadable temporary paper plate drove around the bus nearly striking the children. Troopers were in the area and immediately began patrolling US-5 in the area the incident occurred but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is asked to contact Trooper Aremburg at the St. Johnsbury Barracks at 2-748-3111. 

Man-moose collision – At about 6 AM September 28, state police responded to a motor vehicle versus moose crash on Rte. 7 in Shaftsbury. William Slade, 56, from Bennington was traveling north whe, a moose appeared in front of his vehicle, and Slade collided with the moose. As a result, the vehicle was totaled, and Slade sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries. Slade was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. (Police do not mention the condition of the moose.)

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