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August 12, 2017

State Police Middlesex/Vehicle Fire/I89, mm 55.6 nb, Middlesex/Case# 17a303292

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE FIRE    

               

CASE#: 17A303292

TROOPER: Sgt R LeBlanc                                               

STATION: Middlesex                 

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11 Aug 2017/1209 hrs

LOCATION: mm 55.6 northbound, I-89, Middlesex

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Solley, Peter

AGE: 68

SEAT BELT? n/a

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2004 Toyota Sienna

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled

 

INJURIES

none

 

HOSPITAL: n/a  

WEATHER: clear

ROAD COND: dry

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 11 AUG 2017 at approximately 1209, troopers from the State Police in Middlesex were notified of a vehicle fire on I89, in the vicinity of mm 56 northbound.  Upon arrival, troopers found Solley’s Toyota Sienna fully engulfed in flames.  Firefighters from Montpelier Fire Dept and Middlesex Fire Dept battled the flames, and traffic was at a standstill for approximately 30 minutes until the fire was extinguished.  No one was injured and the cause of the fire is believed to be mechanical.  Traffic was backed up on I89 north for approximately 1.5 hours until the situation returned to normal.

 

 

COURT ACTION:  N

COURT DATE:     n/a        

COURT: n/a

LODGED – LOCATION:    n/a

BAIL: n/a

MUG SHOT:  N

 

Sgt. Ray LeBlanc

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Troop A- Middlesex

1080 US Rt 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Ph: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Email: Raymond.leblanc@vermont.gov