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December 29, 2016

Fatal Car Crash - 16C204309

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  16C204309                          

TROOPER: Neary

STATION: VSP - New Haven                       

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: December 29, 2016 at approximately 1330 hours

STREET: VT RT 74

TOWN: Cornwall

 

WEATHER: Snowing

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow covered

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Robert J. Fields

AGE:  69 

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orwell, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2003

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Suburban

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:

INJURIES: Deceased

HOSPITAL: Porter Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On December 29, 2016 at approximately 1330 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on VT RT 74 within the Town of Cornwall. 

 

The investigation revealed vehicle #1 was travelling west on VT RT 74 when it appeared to travel off the north side of the roadway.  The vehicle continued off the roadway and collided with a tree.  The sole occupant was the driver Robert J. Fields (69) of Orwell, VT.  Fields was transported to Porter Hospital in Middlebury where he was pronounced dead.

 

It does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a role in this collision.  At the time of the crash it was snowing and the roads were slippery. 

 

This crash is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at (802)-388-4919

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Matthew Daley

Patrol Commander – New Haven Barracks

Vermont State Police

P.O.Box 83

New Haven, VT 05472

P: 802-388-4919

F: 802-453-7918