On Oct. 3, Grafton County prosecutors and defense attorneys are proposed a state prison sentence of 3 to 6 years for a Vermont man charged in the 2021 fatal crash that killed his two daughters in Littleton. Jordan Couture, 38, of Colchester, whom authorities said was impaired, speeding and did not have the girls in seat belts, could serve a minimum of just above two years. In October 2022, Couture was indicted by a grand jury on two Class B felony counts of negligent homicide for the deaths of Kyriana Couture, 10, and Kelsey Couture, 7, who were killed on the evening of Dec. 5, 2021, after their father lost control of his unregistered 2004 Chevy Silverado. The pickup truck, which careened off the roadway just before Exit 44, went off the left side northbound Interstate 93 along the Moore Dam causeway and overturned in the center median. Couture was charged with a Class B felony count of driving after suspension with death resulting and two Class A misdemeanor counts of vehicular assault. His driver’s license had been suspended in Vermont five months before the crash. At the time of the crash, prosecutors said he had un-prescribed controlled substances in his system.
- A St. Johnsbury man, Rafael Ortiz, 46, faces state and federal charges
- Operation Game Thief program – submit information about fish and wildlife crimes