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Three die in head-on crash

A two-vehicle crash in Albany Thursday, May 4 killed three Albany residents and injured a fourth, state police say.

The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Vermont Route 14, near Griggs Road. Troopers from the VSP Derby Barracks and Crash Reconstruction Team, responders from the Albany and Irasburg Fire Departments, and a deputy from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to the incident.

Upon first responders’ arrival on the scene, June Cleveland, 80, and Linda Major, 59, the occupants of a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, were pronounced dead. Cleveland was the driver, police say. Jason Sanville, 46, the driver of a 2011 Honda Accord, was pronounced dead shortly thereafter despite lifesaving efforts. Passenger Cricket Santamore, 38, was airlifted from the scene by a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopter and is in stable condition with serious injuries.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the Sonic was traveling south on Vermont Route 14 when the operator attempted to pass another vehicle, crossing into the northbound lane of travel. The vehicles collided head-on.

The crash resulted in an approximately 3.5-hour road closure. The Vermont State Police are asking anyone with information regarding the crash to call the VSP Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

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  1. My God, how tragic & sad.
    PLEASE SLOW DOWN, STOP texting & using the phone while driving, NEVER DUI!!!
    Obviously (we should all know) nothing is more important than your own life or the lives of other innocent people.
    THINK before you drive.

  2. Well, clearly all people over 70 should not be allowed to drive without special permission and have annual driving tests and if more than 3 accidents or vehicle damages occur, they should have their license revoked.
    (in case you missed it, that is sarcasm)