DATE/TIME: June 17, 2015 at approximately 1750 hours
LOCATION: Greenbush Road, Ferrisburgh
OPERATOR: Holly Gonyeau
SEAT BELT? Y N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ferrisburgh, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:2013 Chevrolet Cruz
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Contact damage to hood and windshield
OPERATOR: Kenneth Najarian
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlotte, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
Bicyclist #1, Kenneth Najarian, age 50, deceased
ROAD COND: Dry
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On June 17, 2015 at approximately 5:50 pm operator #1, Holly Gonyeau, was traveling south on the Greenbush Road in the town of Ferrisburgh when her vehicle collided with a bicycle ridden by Kenneth Najarian also traveling south. Najarian died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained from the crash. Gonyeau provided a preliminary breath test indicating a blood alcohol content of .123%. She was processed for driving under the influence and released on a citation to appear at the Addison County Criminal Court on June 29, 2015 to answer to a charge of Driving Under the Influence.
The State Police were assisted at the crash scene by the Vergennes Police Department and Rescue Squad and the Ferrisburgh Fire Department. The State Police Crash Reconstruction Team responded to assist with the investigation.
The case remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with information relating to this crash or who may have witnessed it is asked to contact Trooper Brett Flansburg at the New Haven State Police Barracks, 802-388-4919.
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: June 29, 2015
From Burlington Free Press:
The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday it will wait for the written report from Vermont State Police on what, if any, charges are filed in the fatal car-bicycle crash in Ferrisburgh on Wednesday.
Deputy State’s Attorney Ashley Hill said after the office receives the police report it will conduct a legal review to determine if probable cause exists to file criminal charges. If so, the case will be forwarded to a judge for consideration, she said.
The bicyclist, Dr. Kenneth Najarian, 60, of Charlotte was killed during the crash on Greenbush Road at about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, police said. He was a well-known doctor of radiology at the UVM Medical Center.
The night of the crash state police wrote a court citation to Holly Gonyeau, 36, of Ferrisburgh to face a misdemeanor charge of first offense driving while under the influence. She and Najarian were both southbound.