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July 27, 2017

Westminster barrack/ fatal update

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B104764                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Eric Vitali

STATION: Westminster                                

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 07/27/17 at approximately 0238 hours

STREET: Stoughton Pond Road

TOWN: Weathersfield, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Stoughton Pond Recreation Area

WEATHER: Light Rain     

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dale Porter

AGE: 54     

Helmet: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Weathersfield

Operator’s name will be withheld until next of kin is notified. 

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Titan

VEHICLE MODEL: Motorcycle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: The handle bars were broken and the seat was detached

INJURIES: Fatality

HOSPITAL: Not transported

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

Update:  The male victim/ operator of this crash was 54 year old Dale Porter of the Town of Weathersfield, VT.   

On 07/27/17 at approximately 0238 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle in the roadway, with no operator observed, on Stoughton Pond Road, in the Town of Weathersfield, VT.  Trooper arrived and located a male victim who had been ejected from the motorcycle.  The motorcycle appeared to have traveled off the roadway, striking a culvert, and ejecting the operator.  Mr. Porter was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.