24-year-old Burlington woman dies after vehicle crash

24-year-old Burlington woman dies after vehicle crash


I HAVE BEEN TRAVELI FOR 27 YEARS AND I CANNOT REMEMBER MEMORIAL DAYS WITHOUT THIS MANY. REPORTER: IN THE LAST 5 DAYS A TOTAL OF FIVE FATALITIES WERE REPORTED ON VERMONT STATE ROADS. MONDAY MORNING 24-YEAR-OLD CRYSTAL SANTANA FROM BURLINGTON DIED FROM INJURIES SHE SUFFERE AFTER A MOTORCYCLE/ATV ACCIDENT TUESDAY NIGHT. POLICE SAY DANIEL LEMIRE FROM ESSEX WAS RIDING AN ATV ALONG ROUTE 12 WHEN HE COLLIDED WITH 3 MOTORCYCLES. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR A DU CRYSTALS SISTER SAYS THE LOSS HAS HIT THE FAMILY HAR SHE WAS SO LOVED BY SO MANY. HE TOOK AWAY A DAUGHTER, AND AUNT, SO MUCH. REPORTER: NOT ONLY DID DRINKING PLAY A ROLE IN SEVERAL OF THE FATAL CRASHES THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. BUT, SO DID NOT WEARING SEAT BELTS. 2 WERE KILLED IN A CHARLESTON CAR CRASH SUNDAY. POLICE SAY THEY WERE NOT BUCKLED UP. SGT. ALLEN FORTIN HEADS NORTHERN VERMONTS CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN>>WE ARE DEFINITELY TRYING TO REDUCE THESE SERIOUS ACCIDENTS THAT WE ARE FINDING, ESPECIALLY OVER THE LAST WEEKEND. REPORTER: THE NEED FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE BEHIND THE WHEEL IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS STOPPING SOMEONE FROM PICKING UP THOSE KEYS AND DRIVING DRUNK. SGT. FURTIN SAYS EVEN IF THAT PERSON IS YOUR BEST FRIEND CALL POLICE IMMEDIATLY IF YOU THINK THEY ARE UNFIT TO DRIV IT IS BETTER TO BE AIDED BY SOMEBODY – HATED BY SOMEBODY IF THEY REALLY WANT TO DO THAT. REPORTER: IN ESSEX JENNIFER

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