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February 16, 2017

Press Release - Fatal Crash - 17B200725

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17B200725                                                          
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jeremy Lyon / Sergeant Eric Hudson
STATION: VSP Royalton                                
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 02/16/2017 at approximately 0654 hrs
STREET: I91
TOWN: Hartland
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: Mile Marker 66/50 South
WEATHER: Snow             
ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow/Slush

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Rodney L. Newton
AGE: 50     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Plainfield, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007
VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet
VEHICLE MODEL: Truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL: Not Applicable

SUMMARY OF CRASH:
   On 2/16/2017 at approximately 0654 hrs, Troopers from the Vermont State
Police - Royalton responded to a single vehicle rollover located in the median
of Interstate 91 near Mile Marker 66/50 In the Town of Hartland, Windsor County.
Emergency personnel were on scene and had pronounced the operator deceased. Upon
arrival, Troopers identified the operator as Rodney L. Newton of Plainfield, VT.
Initial investigation at the scene indicates both the snowy road conditions and
speed were contributing factors of the crash. Any witnesses who have not already
spoken with Troopers are asked to contact the Vermont State Police - Royalton at
802-234-9933. 

Tpr. Jeremy Lyon
Vermont State Police – Royalton
2011 VT RTE 107
Bethel, VT 05032
(802) 234-9933
(802) 234-6520 (Fax)
E-mail: jeremy.lyon@vermont.gov