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Woman jumps to her death from Mt. Pisgah / 7-year-old girl dies in collision

Cliffs of Mt. Pisgah

A Connecticut woman is dead after leaping to her death from a popular overlook on Mt. Pisgah in Westmore. 

At 7 AM Saturday morning, state police were notified that personal property had been found next to one of the west-facing scenic views on Mt. Pisgah, from which Lake WIlloughby and mountains beyond may be seen. Upon investigation, it was learned that Linda Friello, 53, of Hamden CT had fallen to her death. State police say “investigation revealed this to be an intentional act by the female and the death is not considered suspicious.”

The Vermont State Police was assisted in the recovery of the deceased by Glover Ambulance and the Westmore Fire Department.

Seven-year-old dies in car crash – A two-car head-on crash Saturday night in Sheldon and left two people dead, including a seven-year-old girl. 

At about 9:14 p.m. Saturday, state police were dispatched to the collision on Route 105 near Lumbra Road in Sheldon. As a result of this crash, a Chevrolet Malibu became engulfed in flames, and members of the Sheldon Fire Department extinguished the vehicle shortly after their arrival.

The Chevrolet Malibu driven by Nicholas Tanner, 40, of Highgate, was traveling west on Route 105, while an Audi S5 was traveling in the opposite direction. Tanner crossed into the eastbound lane, and the Audi driven by Chad Miles, 43, of Enosbuerg was unable to avoid a collision. Both vehicles came to positions of uncontrolled rest in the eastbound lane of travel.

Tanner was pronounced deceased on scene. A passenger in the Audi, Olivia Miles, 7, of Enosburg, was transported to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Both Chad Miles and Alisha Miles, 30, who was the front-seat passenger, received minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Road conditions were clear and dry. Everyone in the Audi was wearing seatbelts. It is not known if Tanner was wearing a seatbelt. 

Fatal victim of Newark crash identified – Ian Cunningham, 54 of Walden has been identified as the man who died in a two-car crash in Newark Thursday evening, May 25.

At about 8 pm, State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash with entrapment on Island Pond Road in Newark 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

In the Tacoma were Cunningham and passengers Marvin Johnson, 41, of Walden and Mackenzie Kirby, 26, of Walden. Kirby remains hospitalized but in stable condition. Morse was transported from North Country Hospital to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he is also in stable condition.

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  1. To be consistent with other suicide prevention plans coming out of the VT legislature,
    access to Mt Pisgah’s lookouts should be allowed only after a 7-day waiting period…