Police Reports

Granville man who died in double-fatal collision identified

The Vermont State Police has identified Douglas Morrill, 61, of Granville as the second victim of a crash in Warren late Monday night. 

Police say Morrill was driving north on Vermont Route 100 around a right-hand curve before the crash and was fully within his lane of travel. Harley LaPlante, 37, of Warren was driving southbound but was completely within the northbound lane. The vehicles collided in the northbound lane and came to rest blocking Route 100. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The fatal crash was first reported to media in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 15. Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to call VSP’s Berlin Barracks at 802-229-9191. 

Stuckage driver ignored signs, believed he could make it through – Shortly after 11 AM on Tuesday August 15, state police responded to Smugglers Notch for a tractor trailer that attempted to pass through and got stuck. Driver Billy Tolson, 66, of Loraine Ohio told police he ignored all of the signs leading up to the notch as he believed he could make it through. 

Tolson said he was on his way to Franklin Foods in Enosburg. The Notch was closed for several hours while McRae’s Towing removed the vehicle. The company Tolson works for, Eagle Logistics in Avon Lake, Ohio, was issued a traffic ticket with a fine of $2,347.00 and 2 points. – Newport Dispatch

Cops seeking speeding motorcyclist in Cambridge – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a motorcycle and driver that has fled law enforcement twice in the area of North Cambridge Road.

On August 15, police attempted to stop a purple sport bike for a speed violation. The driver fled police at a high rate of speed.
Police say the motorcycle has been seen multiple times in this area. Anyone with information on the owner/operator of the motorcycle is asked to contact Trooper Cote at the Williston barracks. – Newport Dispatch

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  1. Maybe a large placard with pictures of the drivers, dates of stuck-age, list of fines and license points levied and hours lost beneath each picture. Better yet, a series of them, Burma-shave style. One could say, “Are you a driver who would like to see your face here? Keep driving, idiot!”

      • @ JT, no it’s not a height issue, but a 9’ arch would physically prevent a semi trailer from going through…sadly we would just have trailers plowing into the the archway, still it would be less costly than the switchback stuggage.

      • You are right….. not a height issue. It is a pure braindead/hammerhead issue. How many times has it been said ” you cannot fix stupid”?
        An arch is the answer, low hanging of course.

  2. “He believed he could make it through” seems to be the common theme with all who try, despite what is now very adequate and obvious signage. There has to be some secret challenge going on to see who can be the first to get their 53-footer through the Notch…