NEW HAVEN: Vermont State Police say that a group of motorcycles was fleeing from a Vermont State Trooper on Route 7 moments before a fatal crash that left a Bakersfield man hospitalized on Saturday afternoon.
According to Trooper Stephen McNamara, a Vermont State Trooper tried to pull over a group of motorcycles on Route 7 in Middlebury, but only one of the motorcycles stopped.
“The others accelerated away to speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.” said McNamara, “The trooper immediately lost sight of the motorcycles and based upon the high speeds, the Trooper discontinued the attempt to stop them.”
According to McNamara, there was a second Vermont State Trooper stopped a short distance down the road.
“Investigation indicates that (Dusablon) then attempted to make a left turn onto Campground Road and crossed into the path of (Morris),” said McNamara.
The collision between the two motorcycles caused the two men driving to loose control, ultimately wedging Dusablon under a truck that was traveling in the oncoming lane.
McNamara stopped short of saying they were the same motorcycles that were fleeing the first State Trooper, “The motorcycles involved in the crash matched the description of the motorcycles the Trooper attempted to stop on Middlebury.”
State Police reported on Saturday that Morris likely had a broken leg, and was transported to UVM Medical Center. On Sunday the officers confirmed he suffered a broken ankle.
McNamara said Morris was driving his motorcycle with a criminally suspended license and was issued a citation to appear in Criminal Court in Addison County on October 30th.