Police Report

Double-fatal Williamstown tractor-trailer rollover / Big rig plunges off St. J I-91 bridge

The driver and passenger of a tractor-trailer died yesterday when the vehicle rolled over on Rte. 64 in Williamstown. Brake failure is being blamed. 

Thursday June 2 at 1:20 pm, police, fire and emergency workers responded to a reported tractor trailer rollover on VT RT 64 in Williamstown. The 2005 Conventional Columbia rig was traveling east when the tractor trailer’s brakes were seen by witnesses to be smoking.

The tractor trailer flipped onto its side while trying to turn a sharp corner and left the road. It slid into a ditch and came to a position of uncontrolled rest on its roof. 

The operator was transported to Central Vermont Hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by EMS. The identities of the operator and passenger are being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. 

VT RT 64 was closed for approximately 5 hours while crews were on scene.

Tractor-trailer plunges off I-91 bridge in ST J – Another tractor-trailer accident occurred yesterday morning, in St. Johnsbury. At 6:30 AM, state police were dispatched to Crow Hill Road. A tractor trailer operated by Richard Fournier, 61, of Lyndonville was traveling north on I-91 when the 2019 Western Star left the road, driving into the median before driving off a bridge embankment and coming to an uncontrolled stop on Crow Hill Road. 

Fournier was extracted and transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for further evaluation.

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