A Vermont woman has been indicted on charges of negligent homicide in connection with a head-on collision that killed her mother and daughter, and a young Lewiston mother on July 3 in New Hampshire.
Diane Silsby, 41, of Lunenburg, Vt., is charged in the deaths of her 83-year-old mother, Leona Dunn, of Lancaster, N.H., and her 15-year-old daughter, Nicole Silsby, who were passengers in Silsby's 2007 Nissan Altima. Silsby is also charged in the death of Rachel Metivier, 26, of Lewiston.
According to police reports, Dunn, Silsby and Metivier were killed when cars driven by Diane Silsby and Christopher Caron, 27, of Lewiston crashed head-on around 5 p.m. on Route 2 in Randolph. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Metivier was a passenger in an SUV driven by Caron. Caron's 3-year-old daughter and Metivier's 6-year-old son were also passengers in Caron's 2000 Ford Explorer.
Both drivers were injured in the crash. Silsby was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon and Caron was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Caron's daughter was also treated at AVH, and less than a week after the accident all patients were listed in satisfactory condition at their respective hospitals.
At the time of the accident, New Hampshire State Police said neither
alcohol and drugs, nor road and weather conditions appeared to have
Silsby is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in Lancaster, N.H.
According to press reports immediately after the accident, the Silsby family had moved to Lunenburg, Vt., from New York four days before the accident after Diane Silsby's husband, Jason, had completed his military career.
Dunn was a native of Harrison, and lived with her husband, Reynold, in Waterford, while raising their 12 children.