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February 7, 2017

updated fatal snowmobile crash

The operator of the single fatal snowmobile accident was Laurie Angel age 37 of Williston VT.   Investigation showed that she lost control of the snowmobile on VAST trail  214A and struck some trees.   Initial Investigation shows inexperience may have contributed to Angel going off the snow mobile trail.    Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors contributing to the crash.   VT Fish and Wildlife assisted with the investigation which is ongoing.

Sgt Sean Selby
Derby Patrol Commander
802-334-8881
fax 802-334-4739
35 Crawford Rd.
Derby, VT 05829

From: Selby, Sean
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2017 8:09 PM
To: DPS - medianorth <medianorth@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: Press release



Sgt Sean Selby
Derby Patrol Commander
802-334-8881
fax 802-334-4739
35 Crawford Rd.
Derby, VT 05829

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A500520
TROOPER: Sgt. Sean Selby and Aux. Tpr. Stringer                           
STATION: VSP Derby                    
CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

DATE/TIME: 2/5/2017 1200 hours
LOCATION: Lewis VT near snowmobile trail intersection 294  on VAST trail 114A

OPERATOR not being release pending family notification                                                
AGE:
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

Summary:

On 2-5-17 Vermont State Police and Brighton Fire Department responded to a report of a single snowmobile accident on VAST trail 114A near the intersection of VAST 294.   Investigation by State Police showed that a single snowmobile accident occurred after a single operator lost control on VAST trail 114A in the town of Lewis.   Investigation is ongoing and the name of the operator is pending the family being notified.    Updated press release will be released on 2-6-17 after the family has been notified.

COURT ACTION: No