Three people are dead in a crash early this morning on I-89 in Bolton.
The scene was recently cleared and traffic on both the north and south sides of the main route was held up for hours.
The crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. Police have not released the names of the victims.
State Police from the Williston Barracks, along with the Crash Reconstruction Team, are still investigating the crash.
Through the course of the investigation, police learned the driver and two occupants of a 1997 Subaru Legacy were all killed when it crossed from the northbound lane, across the median, into on-coming traffic in the southbound lane. The Subaru collided with a 2002 Chevy Silverado which was hauling a U-Haul flatbed with a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The driver of the Silverado was transported to Central Vermont Hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
Bolton Fire, Waterbury Fire, Bolton Rescue, and Richmond Rescue responded for extrication, hazmat mitigation, and emergency medical services. Employees from VTrans and the Vermont Division of Motor Vehicles responded to help with traffic control and other incident operations.
To date, including today’s crash, there have been 27 traffic fatalities in Vermont this year. Compared to the same timeframe in 2010 and 2011, there were 14 and 20, respectively.