Updated on February 18, 6:08 pm
Charleston, VT — Vermont State Police have announced that 23-year-old Katelyn Deslandes has been issued a citation for grossly negligent operation with death resulting for her role in the fatal crash that led to the deaths of 18-year-old Logan Cota of Charleston and 18-year-old Taylor Warren of Lunenburg.
Deslandes is scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday, February 22 in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court, Newport, at 12:30 pm.
The investigation is still ongoing and further charges are pending toxicology results.
February 17, 2022
Charleston, VT — Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision in the Town of Charleston at around 8:46 pm on Wednesday, February 16. Investigations reveal that 23-year-old Katelyn Deslandes of Island Pond, was driving westbound on Route 105 when she drove into the eastbound lane of travel and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on.
Deslandes sustained significant but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the North Country Hospital before being flown via helicopter to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The operator of the second vehicle, a juvenile, was transported to the North Country Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The passenger of the second vehicle, another juvenile, was pronounced deceased on scene.
It has also been revealed that neither Deslandes nor the two juveniles had seatbelts on at the time of the crash. The crash is still under investigation.