Driver killed in car crash
By Alan J. Keays
Herald Staff | August 16,2005
Vermont State Police are investigating a single-car crash on Route 4 in Castleton late Sunday night that killed one person.
Police said Monday that they are not releasing the name of the person killed in the crash pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
Police said the crash took place around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 4 in Castleton. Police said the unidentified person was driving a 2000 Audi A6 west on Route 4. Police said the person passed the Exit 5 off-ramp and into the median.
Once in the median lane, police said the person continued traveling west before crossing into the westbound lane of Route 4.
The person was then thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said it is unknown if the person was wearing a seatbelt.
The vehicle was destroyed in the crash.
Police said they are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
The crash is the second fatality from a single-vehicle accident in less than a week in Rutland County.
Early on the morning of Aug. 2, a passenger on a motorcycle was killed on Route 133 in West Rutland.
The latest fatality Sunday night was the 44th traffic-related death in the state this year. Last year, there were 98 traffic related fatalities, the highest in a decade. In 2003, there were 68 traffic-related fatalities.
Anyone with information about the crash in Castleton is asked to call State Police at 773-9101.
Contact Alan J. Keays at firstname.lastname@example.org.