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April 20, 2017

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B301233                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Seth Loomis

STATION: VSP - Shaftsbury                         

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 4-19-17/ 2121 hours

STREET: Vermont Route 8

TOWN: Readsboro

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 1/2 mile north of Vermont Route 100

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet, blacktop.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Raymond Witkowski

AGE: 22   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shaftsbury, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Crown Victoria

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive front end damage.

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the evening of 4-19-17, Trooper Raymond Witkowski was on duty as a Vermont State Trooper. Trooper Witkowski was responding to a Family Fight call in Readsboro, VT. While traveling south on Vermont Route 8 the aforementioned vehicle he was operating came into a sharp left hand turn. Trooper Witkowski began to lose control of the above vehicle, over corrected and came to a position of uncontrolled rest off the east shoulder into a tree. There were no injuries sustained from the crash. The cruiser was towed from the scene due to damage sustained from the crash. Members from Readsboro Fire Department and North Adams Ambulance Squad assisted at the scene. The crash investigation is still ongoing.

 

Sergeant Seth Loomis

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

 

PH: (802) 442-5421

FX: (802) 442- 3263

 

Email: seth.loomis@vermont.gov