Fatal accident at Route 7 and Church Hill Road

Police CarFor the third time this year, Route 7 in Charlotte was closed for hours due to a motor vehicle accident. Vermont State Police said in a press release that two people died as a result of the crash.

On Sept. 8 at around 4:05 p.m., state police said, a Toyota Tacoma truck driven by a 16-year-old from Atlanta, Ga. crossed the center line and collided head on with a Chevrolet Malibu sedan that was driven by Chester Hawkins, 73, of Ferrisburgh. He was transported to University of Vermont Medical Center where he later died; the passenger, Connie Hawkins, 72, of Ferrisburgh, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The weather was dry and cloudy at the time of the accident. Police said the crash is under investigation.