July 30, 2020
Royalton Barracks / Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B202391

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Agustus Fraga

STATION: Royalton Barracks

CONTACT#: (802)-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 07/30/2020 @ 0609 hours

STREET: Interstate 89 North

TOWN: Royalton

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Exit 3

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 23

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Parker Royer

AGE: 22

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Sentra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total

INJURIES: non-life threatening

HOSPITAL: Gifford Medical Center

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Thomas William

AGE: 59

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Winchendon, MA

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: FLT

VEHICLE MODEL: Cascad

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Trailer rear bumper

INJURIES: No

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 07/30/2020 at approximately 0609 hours, Troopers with the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer unit. The crash occurred on Interstate 89 north at miler marker 23 in the town of Royalton, VT. The operator of vehicle 1 was identified as Parker Royer who sustained non-life threating injuries. The operator of vehicle 2 was identified as Thomas William who sustained no injuries. Investigation revealed Vehicle 1 was traveling north on I89 with cruise control engaged. Vehicle 1 struck the trailer of Vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 traveled off the roadway and rolled until stopping on its roof. At the time of the crash the roadway was clear and dry. Speed and distracted driving were contributing factors. Vehicle 1 was totaled, and Royer was transported to Gifford Medical Center to be evaluated.

The Vermont State Police were assisted by Bethel Fire Department and White River Valley Ambulance.

at 7/30/2020 01:22:00 PM
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