PUTNEY — A juvenile passenger died in a automotive crash on Route 5 wherein the juvenile driver was believed to be impaired.
At about 3:04 a.m. Sunday, the Vermont State Police obtained a report of a one-car motorized vehicle crash with entrapment. The Putney Hearth Division, Rescue Inc. and State Police responded to the scene close to River Street South in Putney.
Police mentioned the passenger, a 16-year-old from Rockingham, was extricated from the automobile and instantly transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital whereas receiving life-saving measures. The passenger was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival, based on a information launch from the State Police.
The title is being withheld till the subsequent of kin is notified, police mentioned.
The operator, a 16-year-old from Saxtons River, additionally was transported to BMH with non-life-threatening accidents and was subsequently processed for suspicion of driving below the affect, based on the discharge. Police mentioned the operator will seem in Windham Superior Court docket, Household Division later this week to reply to prices of grossly negligent negligent operation with dying ensuing and driving below the affect with fatality ensuing.
The automobile, a 2003 Audi AA4 was recovered by J&M Auto, based on the discharge. Police mentioned it had in depth damages and was totaled.
Police are asking anybody with info or who might have witnessed the crash to contact the Westminster Barracks.
The highway was briefly closed Sunday morning because of the crash.