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August 11, 2018

Shaftsbury Barracks/Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B302651                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Sandberg

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                   

CONTACT#: (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 08-09-18/19:53

STREET: Morse Hill Road

TOWN: Dorset

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Pine Road

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Blacktop, dry.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Thomas W. Deyo

AGE: 50     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: La Crosse, WI

 

VEHICLE YEAR: Pending

VEHICLE MAKE: Audi

VEHICLE MODEL: A6

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Deceased

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 08-09-18 at approximately 19:53 hours, Troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks and Deputies from the Bennington County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle roll over crash on Morse Hill Road, in the Town of Dorset, VT. Members from Northshire Rescue, Dorset and East Dorset fire departments also responded to the scene. The operator, identified as Thomas Deyo (50) was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

Preliminary investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 was traveling east on Morse Hill Road when Operator 1 failed to negotiate a right oriented curve. Vehicle 1 traveled off the north shoulder of the roadway into the tree line. Evidence on the shoulder of the roadway indicated that Vehicle 1 struck several trees and became airborne. Vehicle 1 continued in an easterly direction where it impacted with trees several feet in the air before coming to a final position of rest on its roof.

 

The crash is still under investigation at this time. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact Trooper Sandberg at 802-442-5421 or email at thomas.sandberg@vermont.gov.

 

 

Trooper Thomas Sandberg

Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

thomas.sandberg@vermont.gov