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November 14, 2019

RE: Westminster Barracks Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- 11/13/2019

11/14/2019 1:50 PM update:

 

The victim has been identified as Adam M. Muchmore, age 35, of Walpole, NH. Mr. Muchmore was the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle.

 

Trooper Zachary Van Valkenburgh  

Vermont State Police

 

From: VanValkenburgh, Zachary
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 19:06
To: DPS - VSP Media <DPS.VSPMedia@list.vermont.gov>
Cc: VanValkenburgh, Zachary <Zachary.VanValkenburgh@vermont.gov>
Subject: Westminster Barracks Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- 11/13/2019

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B106539                                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Z. Van Valkenburgh

STATION: Westminster Field Station                                       

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 11/13/2019, at approximately 1:27PM

STREET: Vermont Route 35

TOWN: Athens

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Between Sleepy Hollow Road and Vermont Route 121.

WEATHER: Sub freezing temperatures with no precipitation.       

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry, clear and free of any hazards.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: The Vermont State Police does not release the names of any deceased persons

until the next of kin has been notified. An updated news released will be

forthcoming once notification is made.

AGE: 35     

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Walpole, New Hampshire

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2020

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: Fuel body truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: totaled

INJURIES: Fatal

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2: None

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/13/2019, at approximately 1:27 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State

Police Westminster Field Station were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle

crash on VT-35 in the Town of Athens, near the intersection of VT-121.

 

Upon arrival, Troopers located a fuel delivery truck laying on the driver’s side

off the east edge of the roadway.

 

Subsequent investigation determined: 

Vehicle #1 (V1) was traveling southbound on VT-35 from the VT-121 interchange

when it left the west edge of the roadway, crossed back over the sound and northbound lanes and then struck a tree.

The operator (and sole occupant) of the vehicle was pronounced deceased on the scene.

 

The Vermont State Police was assisted by the, Saxtons River Fire Department, the

Bellows Falls Fire Department, the Westminster Fire Department, Golden Cross

Ambulance Service and Hillside Towing .

 

This crash is still under investigation, an updated news release will be issued.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: None

 

Trooper Zachary Van Valkenburgh

Vermont State Police

Troop B- Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, Vermont 05346

O: 802-722-4600

Zachary.VanValkenburgh@Vermont.Gov