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January 17, 2017

Press Release/State Police/Motor Vehicle Crash/Pawlet/17B400314/

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:                  17B400314                          

TROOPER:           Duca

STATION:             VSP-Rutland      

CONTACT#:        802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME:        01/16/2017 @ 2040 hours

STREET:                VT Route 30

TOWN:                 Pawlet, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:     Cemetery Hill Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER:           Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS:        Clear/unobstructed/free of debris

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:        COREY D. McKEIGHAN

AGE:                      36

SEAT BELT?         Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: GRANVILLE, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR:   2012

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL:              Cruze

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:              Totaled

INJURIES:            Undetermined

HOSPITAL:           Glens Falls Hospital

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On Monday, January 16, 2017, at 2040 hours, the Vermont State Police - Westminster Dispatch Center received a report of a single vehicle crash on Vermont Route 30 in the Town of Pawlet, VT.

 

Upon the arrival of Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department and Granville Rescue Squad they found COREY D. McKEIGHAN, 36, of Granville, NY, had been removed from his vehicle by bystanders. Furthermore, McKEIGHAN's vehicle was on fire and fully engulfed.

 

At the scene McKEIGHAN was evaluated by members of the Granville Rescue Squad and he was cooperative with Troopers.  McKEIGHAN was subsequently transported by the Granville Rescue Squad to Glens Falls Hospital.

 

The initial investigation revealed that McKEIGHAN was traveling northbound on VT30 when he reach for an object, at which point his vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway and struck a guardrail, the vehicle then traveled down an embankment and caught fire.