VSP releases photos of double fatal crash scene

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VSP releases photos of double fatal crash scene

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 12:56pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On 2/27/21 at approximately 06:12 AM, VT State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on I-89 Northbound in South Burlington.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that Vehicle 1 struck a guardrail on the right side of the road while traveling northbound.  Subsequently, Vehicle 1 veered left into the median, where it flipped and struck a tree.  Both occupants of Vehicle 1, Theodore Bowen (32) and Michelle Martin (45), died as a result of the crash.  

This crash remains under investigation and it is too early to tell if speed or impairment were factors. Any witnesses are encouraged to call Trooper Marchand at 802-878-7111. 

The VSP Tweeted the following report Monday:

"Devastating & unsurvivable" was how this crash on I-89 in S. Burlington over the wknd was described. Speed & no seat belts are part of this story. Debris scattered around the car is a glimpse of the personal items owned by the 2 Vermonters who lost their lives during the event.

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  21A100640                                    

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Adam Marchand

STATION: Williston        

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME:  2/27/21  06:12 AM

STREET:  I-89 North

TOWN: South Burlington

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:  Mile Marker 89.65

WEATHER:  Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS:  Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  Theodore Bowen

AGE:   32  

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Essex Jct., VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Altima

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Deceased

HOSPITAL: UVMMC

VEHICLE #1

OCCUPANT:  Michelle Martin

AGE:     45

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Colchester, VT

INJURIES: Deceased

HOSPITAL: NA

Vermont State Police photos.