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Jay tax collector dies after 3-vehicle collision

May 25, 2012

The town of Jay's longtime tax collector has succumbed to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle collision last week.

State police said Monday that June M. Taylor, 82, of Jay, died at about 12:54 a.m. Sunday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt.

"June has been serving the constituents of the town of Jay for 32 years and has served us with the highest degree of professionalism and consistency," Jay town Supervisor Randy Douglas said in a prepared statement. "I have the utmost respect and regard for her and she will be sorely missed. I ask that you keep her family in your thoughts and prayers."

Taylor had been transferred to Fletcher Allen from CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh for treatment of a head injury suffered in a three-car collision that occurred at 9:11 a.m. May 15 at the intersection of state Route 9N and Stickney Bridge Road in the town of Jay, according to a press release.

Police said Taylor was waiting to make a left turn onto Stickney Bridge Road when she was struck from behind by a southbound pickup truck, operated by James S. Davis, 49, of AuSable Forks. After the initial collision, Taylor's vehicle was struck again by a northbound vehicle driven by William R. Borzilleri, 77, of Lake Placid.

The Vermont Medical Examiner's Office said Taylor died from a subdural hematoma.

Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jay Baptist Church, with burial to follow at the Jay Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow at the Jay Baptist Church.

State police said an investigation into the collision is ongoing.



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