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Jeremy F. Desmarais, Paul Cooper - Motor Vehicle Accident



Vt. State Police - 6:40 pm Mon Jun 24th, 2013

This press release supplements the original press release that was distributed on June 22, 2013 in regards to the fatal crash on RT. 131 in the Town of Weathersfield, VT.

On June 21, 2013 at approximately 2002 hours, the Vermont State Police in Rockingham responded to motor vehicle crash on RT. 131 in the Town of Weathersfield, VT. From the initial investigation Troopers at the scene determined that a 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle was traveling west on RT. 131. The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Jeremy Desmarais, age 39 of Springfield, VT. The motorcycle collided with a 2010 Ford Fusion that was traveling east on RT. 131. The operator of the Ford Fusion was identified as Paul Cooper, age 59, of Windham, NH. The female passenger of the motorcycle was identified as Jennifer Bixby, age 33, of Springfield, VT. Bixby was transported to Springfield Hospital by ambulance where she later died as a result of her injuries. Desmarais was transported to Springfield Hospital with serious non life threatening injuries. The operator of the Ford Fusion, Cooper, was not injured. The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene Friday night and are investigating the crash. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Alcohol does not appear to be involved.

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
FOLLOW UP TO ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#:13D101899
TROOPER:Sr. Tpr. Kevin P. Hughes
STATION:Rockingham Barracks
CONTACT#:(802)875-2112
DATE/TIME:June 21, 2013/ 8:00 pm
LOCATION: RT. 131 at the junction of Branch Brook Rd. Weathersfield, VT
VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR:Jeremy F. Desmarais
AGE:39
SEAT BELT? No
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Springfield, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:2001 Kawasaki Vulcan Motorcycle
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:Yes
VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR:Paul Cooper
AGE:59
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Windham, NH
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:2010 Ford Fusion
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:Damage to the driver's side front bumper
INJURIES
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
1 / Jeremy Desmarais/ Springfield, VT/ 39/ No/ Serious Injury
1/ Jennifer Bixby/ Springfield, VT/ 33/ No/ Fatal Injury
HOSPITAL:Springfield Hospital
WEATHER:Clear
ROAD COND:Dry

Relevant Address(es):
Windham, NH 03087 (Set as Local)
Weathersfield, VT 05156 (Set as Local)
Rockingham, VT 05101 (Set as Local)
Springfield, VT 05156 (Set as Local)

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