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Friday, January 27, 2023

Fatal crash on I-89 in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — A 35-year-old woman from Barre City was killed following a single-vehicle crash in Brookfield yesterday.

The crash took place on I-89 at around 2:00 p.m.

According to the initial report, the vehicle was traveling south before exiting the west side of the road, striking a large rock outcrop, and rolling onto its roof.

The travel lane of I-89 was closed for approximately four hours while crews worked to normalize the scene.

Police say, Jason Batchelder, 38, of Barre City, was transported to the University of Vermont Medical center in Burlington for suspected major injuries.

The driver, Seth Edson, 28, of Barre City, the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody for possession of crack cocaine, suspicion of DUI drugs, and gross negligent operation.

Heather Gibbs succumbed to her injuries sustained in the crash and was declared deceased on the scene, police say.

Edson was processed and released with conditions of release imposed by the honorable court and ordered to appear today in the Orange County Superior Court.

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