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
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.
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.
There are no charges at this time.
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