Retired Kingston police chief killed in Vt. accident

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WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) - A retired Massachusetts police chief is dead and another is in critical condition after they were struck by a car while riding their motorcycles in Woodbury, Vermont.

State police say a car driven by Frank Sargent of Woodbury crossed the center line of Route 14 around 9:15 am Sunday and collided with the motorcyclists.

Killed was 55-year-old Joseph Rebello of Kingston, Massachusetts. The current Kingston police chief, Maurice Splaine, identified Rebello as the town's former police chief.

Fifty-seven-year-old Richard Braga, also of Kingston, Massachusetts, is in critical condition at Fletcher Allen Health Care center. Splaine said he is the former police chief of Hudson, Massachusetts.

The 52-year-old Sargent is in fair condition at Fletcher Allen.

The accident is being investigated.


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