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May 18, 2017

Williston Barracks / MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A102198                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Stephen DiGregorio

STATION: Williston

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: May 18th 2017 / 1144 hours

STREET: Pumpkin Harbor Road

TOWN: Cambridge

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Forge Drive

WEATHER: Sunny, Dry

ROAD CONDITIONS: Blacktop

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Identification of the operator is being withheld until notifications

are made.

 

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2003

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Outback

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total loss

INJURIES: Fatal

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 5/18/17 at approximately 1144 hours, Williston VSP was made aware of a single

vehicle crash on Pumpkin Harbor Road in Cambridge, VT. Upon Trooper's arrival

Vehicle #1, a 2003 Subaru Outback was found in a position of uncontrolled rest

facing south in a mostly dry creek bed. The vehicle was upright on all four

tires. The car was just south of Forge Drive on the east side of Pumpkin Harbor

Road. It was determined the vehicle traveled off of the east shoulder of Pumpkin

Harbor Road, down an embankment, and through a creek bed before striking a bank

where the creek turned west. Operator #1 who was identified by Vermont driver's

license was pronounced dead at the scene. Operator #1 was the only occupant in

the vehicle. Airbags did not deploy and a seat belt was being worn improperly.

The lap belt was secured with the shoulder belt behind the back. This accident

is still under investigation and the press release will be updated once

notifications have been made to family members.