A construction site flagger is facing a manslaughter charge after he was in a deadly altercation with a truck driver as they worked on a state of Vermont road project in Bolton last November. The flagger, Whitney Grady, 42, of Middlebury, is due in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington for arraignment today. The trucker, David Cheney, 72, of East Montpelier, died a few hours after the Nov. 10, 2022 altercation at a construction site on U.S. 2 near the Notch Road in Bolton. There was an ongoing dispute between the two men that day that escalated into a physical confrontation at about 1:15 p.m. in which Grady repeatedly punched and kicked Cheney. After the assault, Cheney was able to return home to East Montpelier, but he was pronounced dead at 7:18 p.m. that night at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
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