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MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / RUTLAND

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 24B4000865

 

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Steve Schutt 

 

STATION: Rutland                                  

 

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101 

 

 

DATE/TIME: February 10, 2024 @ 1516 hours

 

STREET:  Whipple Hollow Road

 

TOWN: Florence, VT 

 

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: OMYA Parking lot 

 

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A 

 

WEATHER: 50 degrees, cloudy

 

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

 

VEHICLE #1  

OPERATOR: Jeffrey Willis 

AGE: 53

SEAT BELT: Yes 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsburgh, MO 

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Coronado  

VEHICLE MODEL: Freightliner

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Structural damage to trailer.  

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A 

 

VEHICLE #2  

OPERATOR: David Fuller  

AGE: 58

SEAT BELT? No 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brandon, VT 

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE: Locomotive  

VEHICLE MODEL: Train / Train cars

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: None

INJURIES: None  

HOSPITAL: N/A 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On February 10, 2024, at approximately 1516 hours, the Vermont State Police - Rutland Barracks responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the parking lot of OMYA, in the Town of Pittsford, VT. The crash involved a commercial motor vehicle and a train. 

 

Troopers arrived on scene and identified Operator #1 as 53-year-old, Jeffery Willis from Pittsbrgh, MO. Operator #1, Willis, was operating Vehicle #1, traveling westbound in the parking lot of OMYA. Vehicle #1 was crossing a railway crossing in the parking lot of OMYA Inc. Operator #2 was identified as 58-year-old, David Fuller from Brandon, VT. Operator #2 was operating vehicle #2, traveling north and a collision resulted with the trailer being towed by vehicle #1.

 

No injuries were reported. No hazardous materials were involved. Vehicle #1 trailer sustained minimal damage. Vehicle #2 sustained no damage. This crash is under investigation.

 

Trooper Steven Schutt

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

Dispatch: 802-773-9101