January 13, 2011 – Chelsi Varney, 18, from Yarmouth, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when she was struck by a minivan. Brian Gardiner, also of Yarmouth, was operating the vehicle eastbound on Buck Island Road prior to striking Varney, who was walking northbound on West Yarmouth Road. The accident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. on Monday.
Yarmouth emergency medical personnel treated Varney at the scene. She was then transported by a medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center, where she eventually died. Varney was a senior at Dennis-Yarmouth High School, where she excelled academically.
No charges have been filed against Gardiner and the accident remains under investigation by the Yarmouth Police Department.