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May 21, 2017

VSP ST. Johnsbury / ATV Fatal Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

ATV FATAL CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A402604                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Richard Ostrout

STATION: VSP ST. Johnsbury                      

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 05/21/17 @ 1500 hrs.

STREET: Fish Pond Rd. on private property.

TOWN: Newbury, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Scotch Hollow Rd. 

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy, overcast

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Christine Wheeler

AGE: 54    

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newbury, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: Polaris

VEHICLE MODEL: 570 EPS Utility vehicle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: None

INJURIES: Fatal

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 05/21/17, at approximately 1551 hours, the Vermont State Police received a

report of a ATV accident involving a female subject located on private property

on Fish Pond Road in the Town of Newbury, VT.

 

Operator Christine Wheeler, 54, of Newbury, VT, was found pinned under her

Polaris UTV unresponsive, after it rolled over on top of her in her own

driveway. Wheeler succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Woodsville and Newbury

Rescue responded to the scene.  

 

Trooper Richard Ostrout

Vermont State Police

Bradford Outpost

1594 Waits River Road

Bradford, VT  05033

Phone: (802)222-4680

Fax: (802)222-4028

Email: Richard.Ostrout@vermont.gov