Police Reports

Teens die in motorcycle, side-by-side crashes

An 18-year-old man was killed during a motorcycle crash in Georgia Friday, May 12 – the third motorcycle highway death in Vermont in two days.

The crash took place on Georgia Middle Road at around 8:30 p.m. According to the report, the motorcycle was traveling south at a very high rate of speed, lost control, left the traveled portion of the road, and crashed into a telephone pole. 

The driver, identified as Jackson Pappas, of Georgia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say speed is confirmed as a contributing factor in the fatal crash.

SXS fatality – Also, a 14-year-old girl died Saturday, May 13 after a side-by-side (SXS) rollover on private property in Barton.

According to Vermont State Police, the incident took place Saturday at around 6:42 p.m. off Ingersoll Lane.

The 14-year-old female operator lost control of the SXS resulting in it overturning onto its side. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two juvenile passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were treated by members of Orleans Fire Department and Orleans Ambulance Service.

The vehicle involved was a 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000.

101 MPH on Rte. 7 – A 57-year-old man from Brandon was cited for going 101 MPH in a 50 MPH zone in Salisbury Saturday.

Police say they were conducting speed enforcement near the intersection of US Route 7 and West Salisbury Road at around 10:30 p.m.

Police say they observed a black sedan traveling south on US Route 7 in excess of the speed limit and confirmed via radar the sedan was traveling 101 miles-per-hour in a 50 miles-per-hour zone.

The sedan was stopped without incident and the driver was identified as Lawrence Severy. Severy was issued a citation to appear in court for the offense at a later date.

114 MPH on I-89 – at 7 pm Friday, the Vermont State Police were conducting speed enforcement on Interstate 89 in Fairfax. Troopers observed a vehicle traveling 112 mph, which is 47 mph above the posted 65-MPH speed limit. The vehicle was stopped without incident and the operator was identified as Kyle Charbonneau (26) of St. Albans. He was fined $696, charged two points on his license, and ordered to appear in court for negligent operation of a vehicle. 

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