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May 1, 2021

Westminster Barracks / Fatal Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  21B101643
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Austin Soule
STATION: Westminster Barracks
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 05/01/2021 at approximately 0020 hours
STREET: Weathersfield Center Road
TOWN: Weathersfield, VT
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Wellwood Orchard Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:
WEATHER: Cloudy, cold, dry
ROAD CONDITIONS: dry, obstruction free

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Tess R. Johnson
AGE: 22    
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlestown, NH

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017
VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru
VEHICLE MODEL: Legacy
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive, totaled
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL: N/A


SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 05/01/2021, Vermont State Police dispatch received a report of a one car
motor vehicle crash into a tree on Weathersfield Center Road in the Town of
Weathersfield, VT (Windsor County).  Upon arrival, the operator and sole
occupant of the vehicle, Tess R. Johnson, 22, was determined to be deceased. The
cause and circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.  Anyone
with information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Vermont
State Police - Westminster Barracks.  

SERGEANT STACY CORLISS
Vermont State Police 
B Troop - Westminster Barracks
1330 Westminster Heights Road
Westminster, VT  05346
(802)722-4600