A New Haven man has been charged with first-degree arson at a home on Hunt Road in New Haven.
Gary McIntyre, 77, was arrested in Burlington and cited to appear in Addison County Superior Court August 21.
On May 24, the New Haven Fire Department responded to a 6:19 pm report of a structure fire at 368 Hunt Rd. They observed a fire burning inside the home, and fire suppression efforts were conducted.
State police fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was direct human involvement, and the circumstances surrounding the fire were considered suspicious.
Evidence was collected, interviews were conducted. The investigation revealed Gary McIntyre had intentionally set the fire, state police say. Diann McIntyre, 76, of New Haven was listed as the victim in the state police report. The report does not say who owns the home, how or if the McIntyres are related, whether anyone was harmed, and how badly the home was burned.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. James Wright at the New Haven Barracks, (802) 388-4919.
Another fatal crash – A two-car crash in Newark Thursday evening, May 25 killed an as-yet unidentified man and also entrapped and seriously injured passengers.
At about 8 pm, State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash with entrapment on Island Pond Road in the Town of Newark, VT, near the intersection of River Lane.
A northbound 2008 Toyota Tacoma crossed left of center and struck head-on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Rene Morse, 32, or Charleston.
The Tacoma driver succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Further information will be released pending notification to next-of-kin.
His front seat passenger was initially transported to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital but was later transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with major-life-threatening injuries. The back seat passenger was transported to North Country Hospital with major injuries but at this point are not believed to be life threatening. Morse was transported to North Country Hospital with major injuries but at this point are also not believed to be life threatening.
The crash remains under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Joshua Mikkola at email@example.com , or call 802-334-8881.
The fatality brings to at least 24 the number of highway fatalities in Vermont this year. The 10-year-average through mid-May is 15.
I don’t know why the driver of the Tacoma crossed the center line and hit the other truck head-on, but I do know that since Covid, people are nearly completely ignoring the law prohibiting use of hand-held devices while driving. Not only are drivers ignoring the law against playing with the cell phone while driving, they aren’t even trying to hide it. These people are unconcerned with the law, and unconcerned with the safety of others.