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Springfield man charged following fatal head-on collision

A Springfield man has been charged following a head-on collision in April that claimed the life of a Ripton man in Salisbury, Vermont.



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May 12, 2017


Gross Negligent Operation with Death Resulting

VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE *Update*
        
CASE#: 17B501237
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Joshua Gurwicz                            
STATION: New Haven                      
CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

DATE/TIME: 04/20/2017 / 0643 hours 
INCIDENT LOCATION: Box #594 U.S. Route 7, Salisbury
VIOLATION: Grossly Negligent Operation with Death Resulting

ACCUSED: Shawn Newell                                                
AGE: 33
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT

VICTIM: Brian Kerr
AGE: 40
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ripton, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 04/20/2017, at approximately 0643 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks of the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a reported two vehicle, head-on collision that occurred on U.S. RT 7 in the Town of Salisbury, VT.

Upon arrival, Troopers observed the Salisbury Fire Department and crews from the Middlebury Regional Emergency Services attending to the operators of both vehicles.  A third individual had been transported to Porter Hospital prior to our arrival.  In addition, both vehicles, a silver, 2010 Mazda, and a grey, 2008 Chevrolet were observed off the roadway, west of the southbound lane of travel.

Preliminary investigation and witness statements indicate Newell, the operator to the Mazda was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed, passing slower moving vehicles that were ahead of him.  Walker and her passenger, were traveling south.  Newell travelled left of center to pass a vehicle in front of him, and into the path of Walker.  Both Newell and Walker attempted to avoid a collision by driving into the breakdown lane, however, were unable to do so.  Upon impact both vehicle’s left the roadway and came to a position of rest, west of the southbound lane of travel.  Walker’s passenger died of injuries sustained in the crash.

As a result of the investigation conducted by the Vermont State Police, Shawn Newell, was charged with Gross Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle with Death Resulting. On 05/11/2017, Newell was processed at the New Haven Barracks and released on citation to appear at Addison District Court on 06/05/2017, to answer to the charge of Gross Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle with Death Resulting.  

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 06/05/2017 / 1230 hours            
COURT: Middlebury 
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A 
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Yes

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Trooper Joshua Gurwicz
New Haven Barracks
B Troop
2490 Ethan Allen Hwy
New Haven, Vermont 05472
Tel: 802-388-4919
Fax: 802-453-7918

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