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Vermont State Police Log: Car accident claims woman's life

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Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Kassech Alemagehu, a 70-year-old woman from Ethiopia, died as the result of injuries she sustained as a passenger in a two-vehicle crash in Bristol this past Friday afternoon.

Vermont State Police report that Kibreab Gebrehiwot, 25, of Montgomery Village, Md., was driving a 2017 Ford Edge SUV westbound on Hewitt Road at a little before 1 p.m. on May 25 and stopped at the intersection with Route 116. Passengers in the car were Alemagehu; Tigist Gebru, 44, of Ethiopia; Gebru Gebregziabher, 70, of Ethiopia; and Annette Schiller, 64, of Missouri.

Police said Gebrehiwot signaled a left turn, entered Route 116 and his Edge was struck by a northbound Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup driven by Ryan Suchan, 30, of Granville, N.Y.

Neither Gebrehiwot nor Suchan and his passengers were injured, but the four passengers in the SUV sustained serious injuries and were taken to area hospitals. State police were notified at 11 p.m. that Alaymau had died at UVM Medical Center as a result of her injuries.

Police said it did not appear as though alcohol or drugs were factors in the incident.

Vermont State Police was assisted by Middlebury police and New Haven firefighters, Bristol Rescue Squad and Middlebury Regional EMS.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Vermont State Police, New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919, or to submit a tip anonymously online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

In other recent activity, troopers:

•  On May 23, a little before 5 p.m., were dispatched with Bristol police to a Route 17 home in Starksboro for a reported family fight. Police said they found Megan Webbley, 29, of Starksboro and determined that there was a New Hampshire warrant out for her arrest. State police took Webbley into custody cited her for being a fugitive from justice and for unlawful trespass and lodged her at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $5,500 bail.

•  On May 25 at approximately 4:28 p.m. went to the scene of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle at the Jiffy Mart on Route 7 in New Haven. State police were told that the at-fault vehicle, described as a small silver car, had left the scene and the driver of the motorcycle attempted to flag them down. Local agencies were notified of the incident and asked to be on the lookout for a vehicle matching the description.

Shelburne police located the silver car and noted contact damage on the vehicle consistent with the crash reported. Shelburne police officers also reportedly detected signs of impairment in the driver, identified as Alexander Lucci, 29, of Pittsford. Police cited Lucci for leaving the scene of an accident.

•  On May 28 at approximately 4:30 a.m. responded to a 911 call from a home on Schoolhouse Road in Ferrisburgh. After investigating, state police cited Zachery Devers, 27, of Pascagoula, Miss., for domestic assault and for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was lodged at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $500 bail.

State police operating out of the New Haven barracks release a daily log of a selection of their activities. In Addison County, those activities included:

•  May 8, threatening, Watch Point Road, Shoreham.

•  May 8, suspicious person or circumstance, Market Road, Bridport.

•  May 9, motor vehicle disturbances, Route 7 and Maple Run Road, Leicester.

•  May 9, citizen assist, Bull Run Road, Lincoln.

•  May 9, citizen assist, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 9, motor vehicle disturbances, South Lincoln Road, Lincoln.

•  May 9, directed patrol, Otter Creek Highway and Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 10, citizen assist, Lake Dunmore Road, Leicester.

•  May 10, motor vehicle accident with injury, Route 7 and Monkton Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 11, abandoned vehicle, Downingsville Road, Lincoln.

•  May 11, alarm, Route 74E, Shoreham.

•  May 12, motor vehicle disturbances, Route 53, Salisbury.

•  May 12, motor vehicle disturbances, Crown Point Road, Bridport.

•  May 12, directed patrol, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 12, phone offenses, North Main Street, Whiting.

•  May 12, citizen assist, Morgan Horse Farm Road, Weybridge.

•  May 13, directed patrol, Routes 22A and 17, Addison.

•  May 13, consent search, Route 7 and Greenbush Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 13, citizen assist, Downingsville Road, Lincoln.

•  May 13, alarm, Route 22A, Bridport.

•  May 13, directed patrol, South Middlebrook Road and Green Street, Waltham.

•  May 13, driving with a criminally suspended license, Green Street, Waltham.

•  May 14, citizen assist, Stove Pipe City Road, Panton.

•  May 14, burglary/breaking and entering, Middlebrook Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 14, lost or found property, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 14, larceny, Hooker Road, Leicester.

•  May 14, citizen assist, Route 22A, Addison.

•  May 14, alarm, Monkton Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 14, agency assist, Kountry Trailer Park, Bristol.

•  May 15, citizen assist, Upper Plains Road, Salisbury.

•  May 15, suspicious person or circumstance, Route 116, Starksboro.

•  May 16, suspicious person or circumstance, Lake Road, Panton.

•  May 16, citizen assist, Shard Villa Road, Salisbury.

•  May 17, citizen assist, Route 7, Leicester.

•  May 17, larceny, Route 30, Cornwall.

•  May 17, citizen assist, Satterly Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 17, accident with damage, Hooker Road, Leicester.

•  May 17, citizen assist, James Road, Cornwall.

•  May 17, agency assist, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 18, simple assault, Shoreham Depot Road, Whiting.

•  May 19, welfare check, Route 125, Bridport.

•  May 20, aggravated assault, Meadows Edge, Starksboro.

•  May 20, agency assist, Main Street, Vergennes.

•  May 20, family disturbance, Crosby Heights, Waltham.

•  May 21, motor vehicle disturbance, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 21, agency assist, Kountry Trailer Park, Bristol.

•  May 21, communications offense, Knox Hill Road, Orwell.

•  May 21, citizen assist, South Street, New Haven.

•  May 22, burglary/breaking and entering, Maple Street, Salisbury.

•  May 22, citizen assist, Hemenway Road, Bridport.

•  May 22, traffic crash, Weybridge Road, Weybridge.

•  May 22, arrest on a warrant, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 22, traffic crash, Route 22A and Carr Road, Addison.

•  May 22, agency assist, Green Meadow Acres, Vergennes.

•  May 22, citizen assist, Pea Ridge Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 23, directed patrol, Route 7, Salisbury.

•  May 23, traffic hazard, Route 73 and 30, Sudbury.

•  May 23, 911 hang-up, Route 17, Starksboro.

•  May 23, 911 hang-up, Silver Street, Monkton.

•  May 24, sex offender registry check, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 24, alarm, Weybridge.

•  May 24, animal problem, Goose Bay Drive, Bridport.

•  May 24, citizen assist, Upper Plains Road, Salisbury.

•  May 24, fraud/bad checks, Hardscrabble Road, Bristol.

•  May 24, motor vehicle disturbances, Route 22A, Addison.

•  May 24, motor vehicle disturbances, Route 22A, Addison.

•  May 24, vandalism, Route 53/Falls of Lana Trail, Salisbury.

•  May 24, larceny from a building, Colorado Circle, Salisbury.

•  May 24, directed patrol, Route 7 and 17, New Haven.

•  May 25, traffic crash, Hemenway Road, Bridport.

•  May 25, accident with injury, Route 116 South, Bristol.

•  May 25, welfare check, Sand Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 25, welfare check, Sand Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 25, directed patrol, Route 7, New Haven.

•  May 25, family disturbance, Smith Street, Shoreham.

•  May 25, suspicious person or circumstance, Leicester-Whiting Road, Leicester.

•  May 25, directed patrol, Route 7 and 17, New Haven.

•  May 27, agency assist, Green Street, Vergennes.

•  May 27, motor vehicle disturbances, Little Chicago Road, Ferrisburgh.

•  May 28, false alarm, Lower Notch Road, Bristol.

•  May 28, citizen assist, Upper Plains Road, Salisbury.

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