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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers seek pickup after Leicester hit-and-run

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Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — At around 7:16 a.m. this past Friday, April 26, troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police responded to the intersection of U.S. Route 7 and Leicester-Whiting Road in Leicester for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Police report that a Chevy or GMC pickup was travelling westbound on Leicester-Whiting Road, stopped at the intersection with Route 7, turned on their left-turn signal, and proceeded to enter Route 7 heading southbound. The driver of the pickup did not yield the right of way to a northbound tractor-trailer driven by David Macmurtry, 60, of Brooksville, Fla., police report. The tractor-trailer struck the driver’s side rear end of the pickup, causing it to momentarily exit the southbound lane of Route 7, but the driver drove back onto the highway and proceeded southbound on Route 7.

The vehicle was described as a maroon or grey GMC or Chevrolet, full-size pickup truck, with a wooden rack. Later on Friday, state police said they had located the truck and its driver but did not give any more information other than to indicate that the investigation continued.

Anyone with any information on the crash is asked to call the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919. People may also submit and anonymous tip online at vtips.info.

Meanwhile, Vermont State Police and other local law enforcement agencies will set up sobriety checkpoints around Addison County, over the next two weeks. This will be done in an effort to monitor the flow of traffic along Vermont’s highways to detect and arrest anyone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Sgt. Matthew Daley of the New Haven state police barracks.

In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:

•On April 25 at a little before 1 p.m. responded to a report that a car had struck a pedestrian on Weybridge Road in Weybridge. As reported in Monday’s edition of this newspaper, police report that 9-year-old Matilda Boulanger entered the road unexpectedly and was struck by a car driven by 36-year-old Garrit Smits of Ferrisburgh. Troopers determined that neither alcohol nor drugs were contributing factors. Boulanger was rushed to Porter Hospital and then airlifted to UVM Medical Center, where she died on April 27. This accident remains under investigation; anyone with information regarding this crash is strongly encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police’s New Haven barracks at 388-4919.

•On April 25 at a little after 10 p.m. investigated a noise complaint at a Leicester residence. During the investigation, troopers say they determined that Mildred Martin, 36, of Leicester, had assaulted a 36-year-old Leicester woman. State police cited Martin for simple assault.

•On April 29 at a little before 6 a.m. looked into some suspicious activity at the Shoreham Service Center (Maplefields) on Route 22A in Shoreham. During the course of the investigation troopers learned that Travis Norris, 20, of Shoreham had allegedly been in possession of heroin. Troopers took Norris into custody and transported him to the New Haven barracks and cited him for possession of heroin.

•On April 29 at a quarter past 11 p.m. were dispatched to Delorm Road residence in Leicester to look into a reported assault. Police said they determined that Joshua Tracy, 28, of Leicester had assaulted someone, so they cited him into court to answer the charge of simple assault.

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