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Fatal Car Accident in Norwich



Vt. State Police - 11:10 am Mon Sep 3rd, 2018

During the early morning hours of 09/03/18 Hartford Fire Department, Hartford Police Department, and Vermont Troopers out of the Royalton Barracks, to include the Crash Reconstruction Team, responded to a single vehicle crash with entrapment on I-91 southbound in Norwich, VT.

Initial investigation revealed that the vehicle traveled into the median striking the ledges. The vehicle rolled over, ejecting passenger #2. Passenger #2 was pinned under the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Passenger #1 sustained a laceration to the head and was transported to DHMC. The operator was transported to DHMC due to the nature of the crash.

It is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol are a factor in this crash. The deceased was transported to the Medical Examiners Office in Burlington awaiting an autopsy. Anyone that was traveling in the area at this time and may have seen something is asked to contact Trooper Lyon at the State Police Barracks in Royalton (802-234-9933).

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
NEWS RELEASE
FATAL - MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#: 18B203757
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jeremy Lyon
STATION: Royalton
CONTACT#: (802) 234-9933
DATE/TIME: 09/03/18 @ 0430 hrs
STREET: I-91 southbound
TOWN: Norwich
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: Mile Marker 74
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Keith Cushman
AGE: 34
SEAT BELT? Unknown
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lebanon, NH
INJURIES: minor cuts and scrapes
PASSENGER #1: Michelle Hayward
AGE: 37
SEAT BELT? No
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, VT
INJURIES: Laceration to the head, possible neck injury
PASSENGER #2: Theodore Haley
AGE: 37
SEATBELT? No
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENC: Hartford, VT
INJURIES: Deceased
VEHICLE YEAR: 2006
VEHICLE MAKE: GMC
VEHICLE MODEL: Sierra truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled Due to Damages Sustained
HOSPITAL: DHMC

Relevant Address(es):
Royalton, VT 05068 (Set as Local)
Hartford, VT 05047 (Set as Local)
Norwich, VT 05055 (Set as Local)
Lebanon, NH 03766 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)

Related Businesses
Vermont State Police, Royalton Barracks
Bethel
43.2 miles

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