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August 22, 2016

PRESS RELEASE///VERMONT STATE POLICE-Middlesex/ CASE #16a303572/MVCrash/8/21/2016/waterbury

Case#: 16A303572
Trooper: Trooper Chris Brown           
Station: Middlesex      Contact# (802) 229-9191
Date/Time: 08/21/2016 / 2309 hours
Location:  Interstate 89 southbound mm 65 Waterbury, Vermont
Operator #1: Dakota Hotchkiss          Age: 18           Seat Belt: NO
Address: St Albans, VT
Description of Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6  
Damage to Vehicle: Totaled
Name/Address                        Age                 Seatbelt                       Injury
1. Dakota Hotchkiss               18                    NO                              Broken leg
Hospital: Central Vermont Hospital
Weather: Rain
Road Cond: Wet
Summary of Crash:
On August 21, 2016 at approximately 2309 hours a single vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 89 southbound at MM 65 in the town of Waterbury, VT. Hotchkiss was reported to be traveling above the posted speed limit. Hotchkiss veered of the road and struck a tree and rock. Hotchkiss was ejected from the vehicle. The force of the crash caused Hotchkiss’s vehicle to come to rest in the middle of passing lane on Interstate 89 southbound causing traffic delays. The passing lane was temporarily closed to remove the vehicle and transport Hotchkiss from the scene. The crash is still under investigation.

Trooper Chris Brown
Vermont State Police
Middlesex Barracks
1080 US RT 2
Middlesex, VT, 05602
Phone: 802.229.9191
Fax:     802.229.2648