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August 7, 2017

Williston Barracks / Vehicle Crash / Fatal

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:                17A103456                            

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:    Corporal Mark Magnant

STATION:  Williston Barracks                           

CONTACT#:       802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME:       08/07/17  05:30 hours (time reported)

STREET:             I89S

TOWN:                Milton

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:       Exit 17  

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:     Mile Marker 98/65

WEATHER:         Clear, mild

ROAD CONDITIONS:  Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:       Armelindo Marchesini

AGE:          51 yoa

SEAT BELT?       No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:    South Burlington, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR:                   2016

VEHICLE MAKE:                  Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL:      3500

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total Loss

INJURIES: Fatality

HOSPITAL:         N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 8/7/2017 at approximately 0530 hours Vermont State Police were notified of a single vehicle crash on I-89 southbound in the town of Milton.   The operator and lone occupant of the vehicle, Armelindo Marchesini was found deceased at the scene.  

 

Preliminary investigation determined the vehicle, a delivery truck, was southbound on I-89.  It traveled off the southbound shoulder of the roadway, in the area of mile marker 98/65.   Upon leaving the shoulder of the roadway the vehicle struck a large tree.  Marchesini was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

 

Troopers were assisted on-scene by the Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Team, Colchester Police Department, Colchester Center Fire Department and Colchester EMS.

 

Traffic at the scene was reduced to one lane for approximately five hours while the crash was investigated and the vehicle was removed.    

This was not an active construction work zone but the road had been graded for re-pavement recently. The speed limit was 65 mph.

 

Marchesini was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  

 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal Mark Magnant of the Vermont State Police (802)878-7111.