Police Log: Route 10 crash results in serious injuries, death


WINCHESTER, N.H. >> On Thursday at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Winchester Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision located on Route 10, approximately two miles north of the Northfield, Mass., state line.

Police determined a red 1998 Honda Civic operated by Eric Williams, 29 of Springfield, Mass., was traveling north when his vehicle crossed over the center line and collided with a 2009 Subaru Forester operated by Gregory Wilson, 66, of Jacksonville, Vt., who was traveling south.

As a result, Williams suffered life-threatening injuries, later dying at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

Wilson suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass.

Assisting on scene were members of the New Hampshire State Police Troop C Barracks, Winchester Police Department, Winchester Fire & Rescue and EMS crews and members of the Northfield Police Department.

At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit. Anyone who might have information related to this crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Michael McLaughlin at 603-3583333 or by email at michael.mcLaughlin@dos.nh.gov.

Aug. 3

• The Vermont State Police received a 911 call about a family fight on Weatherhead Hollow Road in Guilford. Nathan J. Knapp, 24, of Guilford, was arrested at the scene for domestic assault. Knapp was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 6.

Aug. 5

• At about 9 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash near 672 East West Road in Dummerston. The investigation revealed that the operator, Travis Bacon, 24, of Brattleboro was travelling too fast for conditions before he lost control of his vehicle, a 2006 Subaru Legacy, and struck a tree. Bacon's vehicle sustained substantial front end damage as a result of the impact. Bacon was air lifted to UMass Medical Regional Hospital, located in Worcester, Mass., for injuries relating to the crash. Bacon's skull was fractured and he sustained a concussion.

Sept. 1

• The Vermont State Police is investigating the theft of prescription drugs — Adderall — from a locked cabinet at the Dummerston Elementary School that occurred sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. Anyone with information is urged to contact the State Police at 802-722-4600.

• At 2:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to northbound Interstate 91 just north of the Exit One on ramp in Brattleboro for the report of a two-vehicle collision. Troopers determined that as Amber Halberg, 24, of Rockingham, was merging onto the highway and speeding up to move into the travel lane, her vehicle struck a vehicle being driven by Samantha Lazar, 31, of Philadelphia. Following interviews with both drivers, troopers concluded Lazar's vehicle was in Halberg's blind spot when she attempted to move into the travel lane. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

• At 8:45 p.m., the Vermont State Police received an emergency call about a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on Route 100 in Wardsboro. During the call to 911, it was reported by the caller that the vehicle had nearly crashed into several vehicles and nearly struck the guardrail on several occasions. Troopers located the vehicle stopped on Route 30 in Townshend. During the roadside investigation it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Mary Kate Gilrein, 31, of Springfield, Mass., was operating under the influence of alcohol. Gilrein refused to perform any sobriety exercises at the roadside and refused to provide a preliminary breath test. Gilrein was taken into custody and transported to the State Police barracks in Westminster for processing. While at the barracks, Gilrein provided a sample of her breath and the result was .303 percent. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Buckley at 802-722-4600.

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