Two local men died in separate crashes on Saturday. Shane Copp, 24, of Newport, died in a crash on Route 58 in Lowell. David W. Sayers, 63, of Craftsbury, died in a motorcycle vs. car crash on Route 15 in Johnson. Copp, 24, was a passenger in a truck that crashed when driver Benjamin Chambers, 22, of Lowell, lost control on a Route 58 corner about 10:15 p.m. The vehicle left the road, struck a guardrail and overturned multiple times. Copp was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Vermont State Police investigated and determined speed could have contributed to the crash. The crash involving Sayers occurred about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday. Investigation determined Sayers was traveling east on Route 15 when he impacted the left rear of a 2014 Subaru Forester being driven by Santina Leporati, 37. Leporati was uninjured in the crash. Lamoille County sheriff’s deputies interviewed several witnesses who stated that Sayers was passing eastbound traffic when he struck Leporati as she was turning left into a driveway.
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