WEST CHARLESTON — Two people from Orleans County were tragically killed in a single-vehicle crash that took place in West Charleston on Sunday.
Police say Esperanza Robles, 29, of Derby Line, and Ryan Coulter, 26, of Newport, were killed in the crash that happened on Vermont 105, at around 4:40 p.m.
According to a statement issued by police, Joshua Cole, 30, of Derby, was operating a 1994 Honda Prelude traveling west in the town of West Charleston, when he lost control while exiting a sharp corner.
The vehicle traveled off the north side of the road.
Cole’s vehicle then struck a large tree off the side of the roadway.
Police say the three passengers were all ejected from the vehicle, and that no one in the car was wearing a seatbelt.
Amanda Letourneau, 27, of East Charleston, suffered head and leg injuries.
Cole also suffered head injuries from the crash.
“Alcohol and speed are factors contributing to the accident,” a statement issued by Sgt. Sean Selby of the Vermont State Police reads.
The accident remains under investigation.