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March 20, 2017

Fatal Snowmobile Crash / VAST Trail 106/Reading

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
FATAL SNOWMOBILE CRASH

CASE#:  17B201173                                          
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Pregent / Sgt. Hudson
STATION:             Royalton                             
CONTACT#:        802-234-9933

DATE/TIME:        Between 8:30PM on 3/19 and 9:30AM on 3/20
STREET:                VAST Trail 106
TOWN:                 Reading
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: approximately 1.25 miles east of Brown School
House Road

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR:  Stephen Titus
AGE:       20 
HELMET? No
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Reading

VEHICLE YEAR:
VEHICLE MAKE: Skidoo
VEHICLE MODEL: MXZ 380F
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: Fatal

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On March 20, 2017 at approximately 9:45AM Vermont State Police received a report
of a deceased individual who apparently had been in involved a snowmobile crash
on VAST Trail 106 in the Town of Reading.

Troopers responded to the scene.  The preliminary investigation shows that
Stephen Titus of Reading had been operating his skidoo MXZ along VAST trail 106
when he went off the the groomed portion of the trail and collided with multiple
trees.

Titus who was not wearing a helmet passed away as a result of the injuries
sustained in the crash.  Speed is considered the primary factor in this crash. 

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Trooper Pregent at
the Royalton State Police Barracks @ 802-234-9933


Respectfully,

Trooper Pregent