May 10, 2020
FW: Rutland Barracks/ News Release/ Fatal motor vehicle crash (UPDATE)
UPDATE to Initial Release:

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

UPDATE:

NEWS RELEASE

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE# 20B401672

TROOPER: Trooper Katrina R. Ducharme

STATION: Rutland

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

DATE/TIME: 05/10/2020 at 0122 hours

STREET: Vermont Rt. 22A.

TOWN: Benson

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Coates Hill Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dennis A. Stissi

AGE: 50

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Schenectady, New York

VEHICLE YEAR: 2019

VEHICLE MAKE: Mack

VEHICLE MODEL: Pinnacle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Fatality

HOSPITAL:

VEHICLE #2: No other vehicle was involved.

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On May 10, 2020, at approximately 0122 hours, Troopers were dispatched to a Tractor Trailer crash on Vermont Route 22A in the Town of Benson (VT). Upon arrival of Troopers the tractor trailer was fully engulfed.

During the course of the investigation, the operator of the Tractor Trailer was found deceased inside the cab of the tractor. The deceased was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and was identified as Dennis A. Stissi, age 50 of Schenectady, New York.

The Vermont State Police is currently investigating this crash and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Ducharme at (802)773-9101. For anonymous tips please dial The Vermont State Police tip line at 844-848-8477, or on the web through https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

The Vermont State Police were assisted by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Inspection Division, Benson Fire Department, Benson Rescue Department, Orwell Fire Department, Fair Haven Fire Department, Granville Fire Department, and Earles Truck repair.

LODGED – LOCATION:

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: Y/N

COURT ACTION: Y/N

COURT:

COURT DATE/TIME:

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

From: Ducharme, Katrina
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:35 AM
To: DPS – VSP Media ; DPS – VSP Rutland
Subject: Rutland Barracks/ News Release/ Fatal motor vehicle crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE# 20B401672

TROOPER: Tpr. Katrina R. Ducharme

STATION: Rutland

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

DATE/TIME: 05/10/2020 at 0122 hours

STREET: Vermont Rt. 22A.

TOWN: Benson

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Coates Hill Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE:

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE: Tractor Trailer

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Fatality

HOSPITAL:

VEHICLE #2: No other vehicle was involved.

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On May 10, 2020, at approximately 0122 hours, Troopers were dispatched to a Tractor Trailer crash on Vermont Route 22A in the Town of Benson (VT). Upon arrival of Troopers the tractor trailer was fully engulfed.

During the course of the investigation, the operator of the Tractor Trailer was found deceased inside the cab of the trailer. The body was removed and sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Vermont State Police are currently investigating the crash.

The Vermont State Police were assisted by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Inspection Division, Benson Fire Department, Benson Rescue Department, Orwell Fire Department, Fair Haven Fire Department, Granville Fire Department, and Earles Truck repair.

LODGED – LOCATION:

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: Y/N

COURT ACTION: Y/N

COURT:

COURT DATE/TIME:

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

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