A head-on crash in Charleston claimed two young lives.

A head-on crash in Charleston claimed two young lives. North Country Union High School Principal Chris Young said Thursday was an emotional day. Shock and sadness because one of their students, Logan Cota, 18, of Charleston, is never coming back to school. Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Vermont State Police say a car driven by Katelyn Deslandes, 23, of Island Pond, crossed the center line on Route 105 in Charleston, hitting the vehicle driven by Cota head-on. Cota died at the hospital. His passenger, Taylor Warren, 18, of Lunenburg, died at the scene. Deslandes is at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she is expected to fully recover from her injuries. “We are looking into the distraction piece, we are looking into the fatigue piece, we are looking into the impairment piece,” Vermont State Police Sgt. Jay Riggen said. North Country Union is making grief counselors available to students and staff. So is Lyndon Institute where Warren went to school. Police say none of the three individuals were wearing seat belts. Police are working to recreate the crash and will use autopsy results and toxicology reports to determine what happened.

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