Teen driver charged in Bristol accident that killed elderly pedestrian
BRISTOL — A Bristol 19-year-old who was driving a car that stuck and killed an elderly pedestrian in Bristol last fall has been charged by a grand jury with grossly negligent driving with death resulting, Bristol police disclosed Friday morning.
Ashley Ann Nancollas, according to police, was driving a car down North Street near the intersection of Park Place on Nov. 24, 2012, when her car stuck Ann Roscoe, 86, of Bristol, who was crossing the street.
Bristol police responded to the scene at approximately 5:51 p.m. that Saturday evening. Roscoe was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, where she died later that evening.
Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said his department conducted an extensive investigation and presented evidence to the grand jury that defective equipment and texting were contributing factors in the accident. He said that alcohol and drugs were not factors.
Nancollas is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Middlebury on April 29.
Roscoe, a Bristol native, was born Ann Bouvier in 1926 and graduated from Bristol High School in 1944. An active community member, Roscoe was a congregant at St. Ambrose Catholic Church and worked as a hairdresser and at the food service program at Mount Abraham Union High School for 35 years.