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September 4, 2016

Press Release / Vermont State Police-Rutland / Fatal MV Crash / Rutland Town, VT / 16C104869 / September 3, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C104869

TROOPER: Slaney                                                         

STATION: Rutland                 

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: September 3, 2016 at approximately 2303 hours

LOCATION: 3213 West Proctor Road, Rutland Town, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kathy L. Johnson

AGE: 52     

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1998 Honda Accord

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total loss; major damage to roof, significant damage to front, left and right sides

INJURIES: Fatal

HOSPITAL: N/A               

 

WEATHER: Party cloudy, no precipitation     

ROAD COND: Dry and clear

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On September 3, 2016 at approximately 2303 hours member of the Vermont State Police-Rutland Barracks, Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, Rutland Town Fire Department and Regional Ambulance Service responded to a single vehicle crash on West Proctor Road in Rutland Town.

 

Preliminary investigation revealed vehicle #1 (1998 Honda Accord) was traveling south on West Proctor Road in Rutland Town when it began to leave the right side of the travel lane. The operator attempted to correct and steer to the left, losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled left of center and off the east side of the roadway. It continued over a lawn and struck a two-car garage at 3213 West Proctor Road. Vehicle #1 caused massive damage to the garage and two vehicles parked inside which were unoccupied at the time. No one at the residence was injured.

 

Operator #1 was identified as Kathy L. Johnson. Operator #1 was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate this crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Patrick Slaney, at 802-773-9101.

 

The vehicle was removed by Carrara’s Services.

 

COURT ACTION: None pending

 

 

Trooper Patrick Slaney

Vermont State Police -Rutland

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

Barracks: 802-773-9101

Email: Patrick.Slaney@vermont.gov