One killed in early morning crash


Editor's note: The initial press release from Manchester Police incorectly named one of the drivers invovled in this incident. Police issued a second release with the correct name. This article was updated on Sept. 25, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. to reflect the correction.

MANCHESTER — Police are investigating a two-car crash that claimed the life of a Shaftsbury man on Sunday morning.

Manchester Police said that at 2:13 a.m. they responded to a crash on Main Street. Jason Baumes, 29, was the driver of one of the involved vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, Christian James, 26, of Manchester, was listed in stable condition. Police did not specify what hospital he was taken to. Police also said there were no passengers involved, nor were there any apparent witnesses to the crash, which remains under investigation. Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call Manchester Police at 802-362-2121.


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