As the Vermont State Police continued the investigation into a fatal crash in Weathersfield, VT, the VTSP released a statement on Wednesday that Patricia Whitcomb, 65, of Charlestown, NH, came to the Westminster Barracks on Monday and reported that she believed she may have been the motorist who had struck the victim in the roadway.
According to the VTSP, “Further investigation by the Vermont State Police confirmed that Whitcomb’s car, a gray 2004 Honda Civic with New Hampshire registration, [allegedly] was the vehicle involved in the incident.”
The matter remains under investigation, and troopers are consulting with the Windsor County State’s Attorney’s Office regarding any possible charges that may arise from the incident.
The state police continues to ask that anyone who witnessed the crash or who has any information potentially relevant to the investigation contact the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.
On Sept. 15, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash on I-91 south, near mile marker 53 in Weathersfield, VT.
VTSP reported at the time that the first known individuals on scene observed the vehicle stopped, with an individual laying in the middle of I-91, approximately 20 feet from it. It was believed that the operator was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. “Before being able to render aid, an unknown grey in color, four-door sedan…drove through the crash scene and struck the individual laying in the roadway,” said initial reports. The vehicle then continued south on I-91. The individual was pronounced deceased at the scene. The VTSP later identified the deceased as Keanan Thompson, 22, of Stockbridge, VT. It is not yet clear as to whether Thompson was already deceased before Whitcomb’s car allegedly hit him.
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