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December 23, 2019

Update: Shaftsbury Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

 
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
 
PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
 
CASE#: 19B304234                                                         
TROOPER RANK / FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas Grimes
STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                              
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421
 
DATE/TIME: December 19th, 2019, at approximately 2143 hours
STREET: VT Route 313W
TOWN: Arlington, VT
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Wilcox Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry
 
VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Scott Sibley
AGE: 49
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Arlington, VT
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center / Albany Medical Center
 
VEHICLE YEAR: 2010
VEHICLE MAKE: Honda
VEHICLE MODEL: Civic
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled 
 
SUMMARY OF CRASH: 
On December 22nd, 2019, the Vermont State Police were informed that the victim, Scott Sibley, had died at Albany Medical Center in New York.  The investigation into the crash remains ongoing. 
 
 
***Initial news release, 1:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019***
On December 19th, 2019, at approximately 2143 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on VT Route 313W, near the intersection of Wilcox Road, in Arlington, VT.  It was advised that the operator drove off the roadway and into a tree.  The operator was entrapped in the vehicle.
 
Investigation revealed that the vehicle was operated by Scott Sibley, age 49, of Arlington, VT.  Scott was traveling westbound on VT Route 313W near Wilcox Road in Arlington, when he crossed over the center line, drove off the roadway, and struck a tree on the eastbound side of the roadway.  Scott was entrapped within the vehicle and was extricated by the Arlington Fire Department.  Scott was later transported to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and then airlifted by LifeNet to the Albany Medical Center in critical condition.
 
The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Rescue.
 
VERMONT CIVIL VIOLATION COMPLAINT: Pending
LODGED: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N
COURT ACTION: Pending investigation
COURT: N/A
COURT DATE/TIME: N/A
 
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