Police Log: Accident in Westminster claims one life
WESTMINSTER — Early Sunday night, around 7:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Milkway Road in Westminster for the report of a UTV accident.
Troopers determined Andrew Ielpi, 24, of Westminster, was operating a John Deere 825i Utility Terrain Vehicle north on Milkway Road at a high rate of speed over a large mound that covered a culvert in the road, which caused Ielpi to lose control of the UTV and travel off the road.
As the UTV traveled off the road, a passenger on the vehicle was ejected and struck a tree, which caused the passenger to lose consciousness. The passenger was transported to the Bellows Fall Police Department where the passenger was pronounced dead.
Iepli sustained a broken hand and was processed for driving under the influence.
The investigation is ongoing and the name of the deceased will be released once the family has been properly notified.
• The New Hampshire State Police arrested Michael Atkins, 55, of Saxtons River, at the Chesterfield Gorge in Chesterfield, N.H., and cited him with driving with a revoked or suspended license.
• At 11:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Guilford. As a result, Todd D. Bussolini (Johnson), 31, of Barre, was taken into custody for violating the conditions of his probation. In addition, noted the press release, Bussolini and two other individuals in the vehicle we're wearing Latin King colors and attire. Bussolini declined to commit if he was a member of this street gang.
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