Vermont Editorial: Should seniors be required to retake driving tests?

A wrong-way crash on Thursday night claimed the lives of two Vermonters, one a senior citizen.

Our Dom Amato talked to state officials about older drivers and when it’s time to hang up the keys.Police say Herbert Kennedy, 89, of White River Junction, was driving the wrong way on Interstate 91 near the Norwich exit. They say Kennedy collided head-on with Patrick Covey, 33, of Bradford. Covey died at the scene. Kennedy died at the hospital.

“Wrong-way crashes certainly don’t occur very often but when they do, they’re almost always very high-profile and almost always, again, very serious,” said Adam Silverman, the public information officer for the Vermont State Police.