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October 14, 2016

Re: Press Release, fatal crash, Highgate

UPDATE – The roadway, US Route 7 in Highgate, is reopened.

 

From: Media North [mailto:MEDIANORTH@LISTSERV.DPS.STATE.VT.US] On Behalf Of Warner, William
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 10:27 PM
To: DPS - medianorth <medianorth@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: [MEDIANORTH] Press Release, fatal crash, Highgate

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  16A205170                                         

TROOPER: Olson

STATION: VSP, St. Albans                                            

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 10/14/2016 / 1715 hrs

STREET: US Rte 7

TOWN: Highgate

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  north of Highgate Village

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: n/a

WEATHER: clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Gage Bouchard

AGE:  22

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Escape

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: contact damage to passengers side

INJURIES: none

 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Name and personal information are currently being withheld pending

next of kin notifications. 

VEHICLE:  bicycle

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 10/14/2016 at approximately 1715 hrs Vermont State Police, AmCare EMS and

Highgate Fire Dept. responded to a report of a car vs. bicycle crash on US Rte

7, Highgate. 

 

US Rte 7 is expected to remain closed north of Highgate village due to the

ongoing fatal crash investigation.   Additional details will be released pending

the deceased's next of kin notification(s).  

 

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have information is asked to contact

Tpr. Olson at 802-524-5993.  

 

Sergeant William Warner

Vermont State Police

2777 St. George Rd.

Williston, VT 05495

802-878-7111

 

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