ALBANY — A devastating two-vehicle crash on VT Route 14 in Albany resulted in the loss of three lives and left one individual with serious injuries.
The incident occurred on Thursday, at approximately 3:30 p.m.
According to authorities, June Cleveland, 80, and Linda Major, 59, both residents of Albany, tragically lost their lives as occupants of one of the vehicles involved.
The other vehicle’s operator, identified as 46-year-old Jason Sanville, also from from Albany, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Cricket Santamore, 38, a passenger in Sanville’s vehicle, suffered serious injuries and was subsequently airlifted to a hospital by a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopter.
Santamore is currently reported to be in stable condition.
The collision resulted in the closure of VT Route 14 for approximately 3.5 hours, causing significant traffic disruptions in the area.
Initial investigations suggest that the tragic crash unfolded when June Cleveland, the operator of the vehicle carrying her and Linda Major, attempted to overtake another vehicle traveling in the same direction while heading south.
Regrettably, Cleveland veered into the northbound lane, where the vehicle collided head-on with the vehicle driven by Jason Sanville, who was traveling north.
Law enforcement agencies are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
They are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or possesses relevant information to call 802-334-8881.
Newport Dispatch will continue to monitor developments in this tragic incident and provide updates as more information becomes available.