Crash Video Files: Eden, Vermont: Francis Valley And Shirlee Krajniak Killed In 2-Car Accident On Vermont 118; Michael Palchak Injured

A man and woman in one car were killed in this two-vehicle crash. A man driving the other car was injured.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Time: About 2 in the afternoon

City / County / State: Eden, Vermont

Address: Vermont 118, close to Knowles Flat Road

Victims Killed:

1. Driver Francis Valley was 68 years old and from Barton, Vermont.

2. Passenger Shirlee Krajniak was 53 years old and lived in St. Johnsbury, VT.

Victims Injured:

Michael Palchak is 51 and from Bakersfield, Vermont.


Valley’s and Palchak’s vehicles collided in head-on fashion. The weather was apparently not severe at the time, but drunk driving is not suspected. Other than that, it is not clear what happened. But the Burlington Free Press reports that police said Valley was traveling north, and the collision occurred in the northbound lane. It sounds like they are saying Palchak crossed the center line. However, they did not expressly state that. So it is not clear whether police actually said that.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges at this time.


Burlington Free Press

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