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May 12, 2020

*UPDATE* New Haven Barracks/ Fatal Pedestrian Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B501096
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Tpr. Sean Hauter / Rob Helm
STATION: Vermont State Police - New Haven
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: 05/05/20 @ 2245 hrs
STREET: Ethan Allen Highway (USHY #7)
TOWN: New Haven
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Town Hill Road
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry pavement, free from debris

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Arthur Derosia
AGE: 54
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Swanton, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2012
VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner
VEHICLE MODEL: Tanker Truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor front-end contact damage
INJURIES: None
HOSPITAL: N/A

*UPDATE*
PEDESTRIAN:
NAME: Marcin Kosz
AGE: 40
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Athol, NY
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL: N/A

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 05/05/20 at approximately 2245 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police were detailed to the area of Ethan Allen Highway (USHY # 7) and Town Hill Road for a reported traffic crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival to the area it was learned that a pedestrian, later identified as Marcin Kosz (40) of Athol, NY, had been struck by a northbound vehicle operated by Arthur Derosia (54) of Swanton, VT.

Preliminary investigation indicated Derosia was traveling northbound at a rate of approximately 50 miles per hour; the posted speed limit. Derosia struck Kosz in the northbound lane of travel. Kosz was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It does not appear that speed, alcohol or drug impairment was a factor in this crash. This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact the Vermont State Police, New Haven Barracks. An update will be released at a later date as new information is gathered.