A woman whose car allegedly struck a Boston Globe delivery truck and sent it plummeting off Interstate 93 on Monday swore at a trooper, threatened him with a voodoo curse, and said she didn’t care about the seriously injured driver, a State Police report on the crash said.
Vivencia Bellegarde, 25, of Everett told a trooper that she did not care about hitting Paul J. Healy Jr.’s truck because he wasn’t dead, saying all she cared about was smoking a cigarette, according to the report.
When Trooper William Kokocinski told her she would not be able to smoke, Bellegarde called Kokocinski racist, told him that she was from Haiti, and said she planned to “voodoo” him, the report said.
Healy was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was being treated for multiple injuries, including fractured ribs, fractured vertebrae, a bruised kidney, and several lacerations, according to his mother. His truck was allegedly hit by Bellegarde’s car on Interstate 93 North at about 3:20 a.m. Monday before the truck hurtled off the roadway and fell 40 feet to a ramp below.
When Kokocinski approached Bellegarde’s Cadillac in the breakdown lane on I-93 a short distance from the crash, she told him she had left a party and only consumed two beverages, the report said.
When Kokocinski asked if the alcohol had impaired her driving ability, she replied, “[Expletive] that, no way,” according to the report.
Three electronic benefit transfer cards were discovered on Bellegarde, only one of which was hers. She could not offer a reasonable explanation why she had cards not issued to her, but called Kokocinski a “dumb [expletive]” for paying for food she gets free of charge, the report said.
Bellegarde told Kokocinski that her name translated meant “give life, take life.” The report said that Bellegarde emphasized “take life.”
She followed that statement by shouting at Kokocinski that she was “coming for all you white [expletives].”
A not-guilty plea was entered on Bellegarde’s behalf Monday in Boston Municipal Court. She is ordered held on $10,000 cash bail and is barred from driving or consuming alcohol. She was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of alcohol, and operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, according to the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
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