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Two Fairfax men die in car wreck

 

JASON PAUL DAIGNAULT FAIRFAX - Jason Paul Daignault, 21, of Fairfax, died unexpectedly Sunday April 20, 2003, in Westford due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 17, 1981, the son of John and Donna (Daudelin) Daignault. Jason graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 2000. He was currently employed by The Crank Shop in Essex as a welder. He loved hunting, snowmobiling, and football. Jason was captain of the 2000 Vermont State Champion Burlington High School Football Team. He will be deeply missed by his family and many close friends. He is survived by his mother, Donna Line and her husband, David, of Burlington; his father, John Daignault and his wife, Gloria, of Fairfax; several stepbrothers and stepsisters; his maternal grandmother, Marilyn (Daudelin) Davis and her husband, Harry, of Burlington; his paternal grandmother, Jeannette Daignault of Burlington; his stepgrandmother, Ruth Malone of Colchester; six uncles, Dennis Daudelin of Nashua, N.H., Gary Daudelin and his wife, Eileen, of Burlington, Gill Daudelin and his wife, Sheryl, of Burlington, Dan "DJ" Daudelin of St. Albans, Greg Daudelin and his wife, Tracy, of Burlington, and James Daignault and his wife, Sue, of Ripton; two aunts, Janet Dufrane and her husband, Jerry, of Burlington, and Joan Jorczak and her husband, Jeff, of Connecticut; and several other aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington High School Football Fund, 52 Institute Rd., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Visiting hours will Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. Winooski.

 

SEAN MICHAEL REYNOLDS FAIRFAX - Sean Michael Reynolds, 19, of Fairfax, died unexpectedly April 20, 2003, in Westford due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 5, 1984, son of Seth Reynolds Jr. and Gloria (Bessette) Reynolds. Sean attended Fairfax schools and Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. He was currently employed at Yankee Corporation as a machinist. He loved fishing and was an avid snowboarder and skateboarder and also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. The family would like to give special thanks to Jane and Edward Laviletta for there help and support through this tough time. Sean is survived by his mother, Gloria Daignault and husband, John, of Fairfax; his father, Seth Reynolds Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Johnson; a sister, Danielle German and her husband, David, of Florida; one stepbrother, Joshua Corrigan of Johnson; one stepsister, Kayleigh Gabbeitt of Johnson; and several special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and many close friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Henry and Gwen Bessette, and Seth Reynolds Sr. and Mary Reynolds. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Essex. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. Winooski

 

By Messenger Staff

WESTFORD - Two young Fairfax men died early Sunday morning in a single car accident here on Route 128.

Jason Daignault, 21, and Sean Reynolds, 19, were killed at about 1:30 a.m., said Vermont State Police. They died when a 2003 Acura RSX, operated by Daignault, struck a tree.

Police said the car was traveling north when the operator lost control and the vehicle entered a sideways skid across the southbound lane. The vehicle left the road and the passenger side of the vehicle struck a tree.

Daignault and Reynolds were pronounced dead at the scene.

The impact caused substantial damage to the vehicle. Police said the weather was cloudy and the road was slightly wet due to an earlier rain.

Police said an investigation is continuing into the cause of the accident. Speed was likely a factor, but there was no indication of alcohol, said State Police Trooper Peter Garivaltis.

Police, fire, and rescue personnel from Essex, and Westford Fire Dept. personnel responded to the scene.

Channel 3 reported that the 2 young men were drag racing - Mother wanted photos of the car shown, but was too grief stricken to go on camera

Good evening. I'm Sera Congi. And I'm Marselis Parsons. There is a tragic twist to the car crash that killed two young Fairfax men Easter Sunday. State police now say that the car involved was racing another car at the time... traveling at extreme speed when the driver lost control and hit a tree. 21-year-old Jason Daignault and 19-year-old Sean Reynolds were killed instantly. Bridget Barry Caswell spoke with the police and the parents of the young men today. She joins us now live from the newsroom with more. Bridget... Sera, most people who've heard of this accident have heard that Jason Daignault and Sean Reynolds were friends, but they probably are not aware that the two were stepbrothers as well. Gloria Daignault - who is Jason's stepmother and Sean's mother - was too grief stricken to go on camera today, but she wanted us to show the pictures of the car, which are quite graphic, in the hopes that they may stop other young Vermonters from practicing the same reckless behavior.