The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington will perform autopsies on the bodies of two people who died Saturday night in a crash on Route 116 in Hinesburg. This happened just before 10:00 p.m. at the North Road intersection.
The Hinesburg Police say both victims were from Essex, Vermont. Eugene Morrell, 51, was driving and Melanie Squirrel, 39, was a passenger. Investigators say Morrell lost control on the northbound side and left the roadway before hitting a guard rail and a utility pole.
Morrell and Squirrel both died at the scene. There were no witnesses, but police believe high speed played a role in the crash.