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August 7, 2017

Fatal Crash/ Westminster Barracks/ 8/6/2017

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B105024                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Zachary Gauthier

STATION: VSP- Westminster                                      

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/06/2017 @ 2354 hours

STREET: Interstate 91 north; mile marker 43

TOWN: Springfield

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: Mile Marker 43

WEATHER: Clear and cool            

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jeremy P. Johnston

AGE: 26     

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Randolph, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Fatal

HOSPITAL: Springfield Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the evening of 08/06/2017, Vermont State Police were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 91 north, near miler marker 43, in the town of Springfield, VT. Members from Springfield Fire Department, Springfield Rescue Squad and Springfield Police Department also responded. Operator 1 was transported by the Springfield Ambulance to the Springfield Hospital. Operator 1 was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Initial investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 was traveling north on Interstate 91 north, near mile marker 43, when the vehicle went off the west shoulder of the roadway and made driver side impact with a large tree. Vehicle 1 then rolled several times and Operator 1 was ejected from the vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed that Operator 1 was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was not properly restrained. At this time speed appears to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation at this time and anyone with any information regarding this crash is urged to contact the Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks at (802)722-4600.

 

 

 

 

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: N

COURT:

COURT DATE/TIME:       

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Trooper Zachary Gauthier  #524

Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks 

Mailing address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Physical address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Westminster VT. 05158

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

Zachary.Gauthier@Vermont.gov