*UPDATED PRESS RELEASE*
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: Sgt. Todd Wilkins, Trooper Elliot Justinger
DATE/TIME: 09/18/15 at approximately 0549 hours
LOCATION: 7142 US Route 7 in Pittsford, VT
OPERATOR: Shane Goodrich
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Heavy front end damage-total loss
OPERATOR: Bryan Greene
SEAT BELT? N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Leicester, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1983 Honda Shadow
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total loss
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
V1 / Shane Goodrich / Rutland, VT / 28 / Yes / Minor injuries
V2 / Bryan Greene / Leicester, VT / 44 / No / Deceased
SUMMARY: On 09/18/15 Members of the Vermont State Police, Pittsford Fire Department, and Regional Ambulance Service were dispatched to a reported 2 vehicle crash on US Route 7 in Pittsford, Vermont.
As a result of the crash, a section of US Route 7 was closed for approximately 6 hours and traffic was diverted around the incident while the initial investigation was taking place.
Vehicles involved were a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, and a 1983 Honda Shadow motorcycle. Initial investigation concluded the vehicles struck each other in a head on direction.
As a result of the crash Goodrich was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries, and Greene was pronounced deceased at the scene.
*UPDATE -- After a thorough investigation by the Vermont State Police with the assistance of the Crash Reconstruction Team it was determined that Shane Goodrich (28) was at fault for the crash when the vehicle he was operating crossed the center line into the southbound lane and collided with a motorcycle being operated by Bryan Greene (43). Mr. Goodrich has been charged with Gross Negligent Operation, Death Resulting and had been issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court; Criminal Division on May 9, 2016.
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: May 9, 2016
COURT: Rutland Superior, Criminal Division
LODGED – No/citation issued
MUG SHOT: No
Detective Sgt. Todd L. Wilkins
Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury
96 Airport Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Office: (802) 442-5421
Cell: (802) 733-4150