FAIRFAX: Vermont State Police say that an afternoon crash left a St. Albans man in critical, life-threatening condition Thursday.
According to Trooper Nathan Quealy of the Vermont State Police, Michael Farrington, a 65-year-old St. Albans man was driving his 2008 Toyota Carolla north on Route 104 in Fairfax Thursday afternoon, around 4:42, when he crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a Ford F-250 driven by Leon Kinsley, 68, of Jeffersonville.
The trooper said in a news release that the crash caused extensive damage to Farrington’s car, leaving him in critical condition and requiring the fire department to use what is commonly known as the Jaws of Life to free him from the wreckage.
Farrington was transported to a landing area in Fairfax where he was then transported by a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Helicopter to the hospital in Burlington.
Quealy said that Farrington was listed in critical, life-threatening condition on Friday morning, but no other information was available.
Kinsley did not sustain any injuries in the crash, according to police.
In addition to the Vermont State Police, Fairfax rescue, Fairfax Fire, Georgia Fire, St. Albans Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department all responded to the scene.
Route 104 was closed for about three hours during the rescue and investigation process into the crash.
The crash happened near Lapierre Road on route 104, which is near Maple Grove Camp Ground.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, according to the Vermont State Police. If you have any information that may assist in the investigation, you are asked to contact the St. Albans State Police Barracks at 524-5993.