- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police on Monday suspended the river search for a Vermont woman who disappeared following a weekend crash in Plainfield and is believed to have ended up in the water.

Crews searched about 10 miles of Plainfield’s Great Brook and the Winooski River on Monday for Krystal Bailey, 29, of Barre, Vermont, before the search was suspended due to deep, fast-moving water and poor visibility, police said.

Police say Bailey was a passenger in a car that went out of control and hit a guardrail Saturday night.

Vermont State Police say rescue crews saw the driver and Bailey walk away from the scene after the crash. The driver was located a short time later on the bank of the brook and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

“They fled when Plainfield rescue called the Vermont State Police to report their apparent intoxication,” state police Lt. Todd Baxter said Monday in an email.

He said he did not know why they chose to go toward the river rather than the woods.

“All evidence lends to the belief Bailey was unable to exit the river,” police said in a release.

Several personal items belonging to Bailey were found in the water.

“The discovery of these items further indicates Bailey was unable to escape the waterway and may have been swept an unknown distance downriver,” police said.

Crews have searched the waterways by foot, boat and air with use of a helicopter and drone.



Click to Read More

Click to Hide