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Police: DUI crash leaves one critically injured, another seriously hurt

Jake StMartin
Jake StMartin(WCAX)
Updated: May. 16, 2021 at 8:04 PM EDT
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FAIRLEE, Vt. (WCAX) - One person is in critical condition and another is seriously hurt after the truck they were riding in slammed into several trees early Sunday morning.

Police say just before 1 a.m., a pickup nearly crashed into a parked state cruiser on Maurice Roberts Memorial Highway in Fairlee.

The trooper attempted to stop the truck, but the driver fled the scene. Police later found the same pickup crashed on Lake Morey Road.

The driver, Jake StMartin, 29, of Newbury, ran away and was later taken into custody for a number of charges, including a DUI Serious Bodily Injury Resulting, Gross Negligent Operation and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Serious Bodily Injury Resulting.

A passenger, Gabrielle Lamotte, 25, of Hartford, suffered life-threatening injuries. Another passenger, Casey Sylvester, 29, of Bradford, was seriously hurt but is in stable condition. A third passenger wasn’t injured.

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