On November 9 at approximately 4:01 p.m., Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury received multiple reports of a two-vehicle crash on US Rte. 2 in Danville. Troopers arrived on scene to find two vehicles with significant damage in the westbound lanes in front of Sugar Ridge campground.
The operators were identified as a 16-year-old juvenile from Calais, and Luis Jorge, of Sarasota Fla., Initial investigation revealed the juvenile rear-ended Jorge.
Further investigation revealed the juvenile was traveling in the passing lane headed west. The juvenile said they were unable to see due to the sun being in their eyes. Jorge told Troopers he was stationary with his turn signal activated waiting to turn because the sun was in his eyes as well.
The juvenile was uninjured in the crash. Jorge was transported by CALEX Ambulance to NVRH for non-life threatening injuries.
On November 10 at 9:25 p.m., Troopers from the Berlin Barracks were advised of a male violating an Abuse Prevention Order by being at the victim’s residence. Troopers arrived on scene, located Dana Drown, of Plainfield, and placed him under arrest for a Parole Violation Warrant and Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order. Drown was issued a citation to appear in court on November 14 for the above crime and held without bail on the warrant.
On November 14 at approximately 1:19 p.m., Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury received calls reporting a vehicle head-on collision on Portland St. in front of FW Webb.
St. Johnsbury Fire Department, CALEX Ambulance and Troopers from the St. Johnsbury Barracks responded to the scene.
Through initial investigation, Troopers found Karrie Lowrey, of St. Johnsbury, crossed the center line while operating a 2015 Super Duty and collided into Lloyd Rowell, of Walden, who was operating a 2017 Super Duty. Brian Wheeler, of St. Johnsbury, was a passenger in Rowell’s vehicle. Lowrey was transported by CALEX with non-life threatening injuries. Rowell and Wheeler were uninjured.
Investigation is still on-going and any witnesses are asked to reach out to Trooper Adam Aremburg at 802-748-3111.
Vermont Civil Violation Complaint T23 VSA 1038, Driving Lanes for Traffic.