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July 30, 2016

MV Crash Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
               
CASE#: 16A203780
TROOPER: Skelly                                              
STATION: VSP St. Albans                     
CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

DATE/TIME: July 30, 2016 at approximately 1551 hours.
LOCATION: The crash occurred on Dodd Road in Fairfield, Vermont.

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: David Chaplin
AGE: 51
SEAT BELT? N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Fairfield, Vermont.

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: White 2008 Suzi CYL Motorcycle.
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: The vehicle sustained minor damage to its undercarriage and
body.


INJURIES:
White 2008 Suzi Motorcycle / David Chaplin / East Fairfield, Vermont / AGE 51 /
SEAT BELT? No /  NATURE OF INJURY: Fatality


HOSPITAL: N/A
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD COND: Dry

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On July 30, 2016 at approximately 1551 hours the Vermont State Police were
called to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash with injuries at 1766 Dodd Road
in Fairfield, Vermont.

The Vermont State Police and AM Care rescue personnel responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, responders determined that the operator (Chaplin) was deceased
after having been ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle, a white 2008 Suzi
Motorcycle, operated by David Chaplin, 51, of East Fairfield, Vermont, was off
of the roadway, overturned, approximately 30 feet in a field.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Chaplin's vehicle was traveling South
on Dodd Road when it went off of the roadway and into a field. The speed of the
motor vehicle does not appear to be a contributing factor of this crash. It is
unknown whether alcohol was a contributing factor of this crash. Further
investigation into the circumstances leading up to the crash is ongoing and if
anyone has any information regarding the incident please contact the Vermont
State Police St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993.

COURT ACTION: N/A
COURT DATE: N/A          
COURT: N/A
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N

Trooper Kirsten Skelly
Vermont State Police
140 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-5993