KILLINGTON - On Dec. 8, 2013, at approx. 11 a.m., police were
advised of a deceased person along the side of the road at
Mountainview Road and the Killington Road. Reported stated a
Killington driver was suspected of hitting had killing a
pedestrian, late Saturday night.
The driver did not stop.
Later statements revealed that Kyle Wilson, age 26 from Enfield,
NH, had been out for the evening. At approx. 1 a.m. he had called
his friends saying he would be walking back to the residence. He
never showed up. His friends began looking for him in the morning.
When they located him, they immediately called the police.
Kyle Wilson had recently moved to Enfield, NH (about an hour east
of Killington) to help his dad run a small landscaping
The Killington Police Department, an area medical examiner, members
of the Crash Reconstruction Team and the Crime Scene Search Team,
the Vermont State Police and the Rutland County State's Attorney's
office all responded to the scene and began conducting an
investigation, which is ongoing. "I am confident in the response of
individual troopers and police, thus far," said Killington Police
Chief Whit Montgomery.
During the course of the investigation, police identified Michael
DeBellis, age 27 from Killington, as the suspected driver that hit
Court documents reveal that DeBellis called police approx. 12 hours
after the accident and allegedly told officers he thought he hit an
animal or traffic cone, although his girlfriend (who was a
passenger in the car Saturday night) stated that she thought they
may have hit a person.
DeBellis was taken into custody Sunday evening and processed for
felony counts of Careless & Negligent Operation and Leaving the
Scene of an Accident; with death resulting.
DeBillis, who has no prior record, pleaded innocent to the charges
Monday, Dec. 9 in court and was released on $25,000 bail.
"The Killington Police Department is participating with the other
agencies in the on-going investigation regarding this tragedy,"
said Montgomery. "I am happy that we were able to quickly identify
a suspect and hope that more will be revealed as the investigation
moves forward… it's a tragedy for all involved."
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with info is asked to call