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Woman dies in Walden crash

A 76-year-old woman is dead following a two-vehicle crash Dec. 12 on Rte. 15 in the Northeast Kingdom town of Walden. Her name is being withheld pending notification of her family.

State police say that shortly after 2 pm, they received a report of a two car motor vehicle crash east of the Rte. 15 intersection with Brookside Drive. A 2011 Toyota Corolla driven by the victim was traveling east on when it left its lane and struck a guardrail in the eastbound shoulder. It was then redirected across the center of the roadway into the westbound lane.

A 2017 Ford Explorer driven by Mitchell Shatney, 38, of Walden was traveling west on Route 15 and was struck by the Corolla in the westbound lane of travel. Both vehicles came to a point of uncontrolled rest. The woman sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene. Shatney was transported for treatment of minor injuries.

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  1. There have been a number of fatal car accidents on Rt 15 in Walden. I’m not sure if it’s due to road conditions or that far too many people drive like maniacs on the roads out this way; evidently the lack of any significant police presence leads to speeding and dangerous operation. But it’s not Chittenden County so who cares……

    • Having driven Route 15 to and from work for years, my guess would be “vehicles not prepared for winter driving”. Walden Heights has some extreme winter conditions, even when other areas are fine. Too many people think all seasons tires are adequate for all of the seasons in VT. They aren’t. Studded winters with AWD are essential driving thru West Danville and Walden.