St. Albans man faces charges after high-speed chase, crash

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BERKSHIRE — A high-speed pursuit ended in a fiery crash on King Road on May 11, sending one man to the hospital and leading to multiple charges.

Vermont State Police identified the accused as Joshua Curran, 32, of St. Albans.

The incident began around 8:15 p.m. when troopers observed a vehicle commit a moving violation on East Berkshire Road.

Attempts to stop the vehicle failed as the driver, later identified as Curran, accelerated and vanished from view.

After a brief search, authorities located the crashed vehicle two miles from the initial site.

The car had slammed into a concrete barrier at a farm.

Curran was transported to Northwestern Medical Center with injuries sustained in the crash.

The vehicle later caught fire, which was extinguished by Richford Fire Department personnel.

The damaged car was subsequently towed by Stone’s.

Following the incident, Curran received a criminal citation for gross negligent operation, excessive speed, and eluding a police officer.

The Vermont State Police are continuing their investigation into the events leading up to the crash.

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