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Sheriff's Office

Posted on: May 21, 2023

Sheriff's Office investigating serious accident in White Creek


Date of Incident: Friday, May 19, 2023

Incident Location: County Route 68

Township: White Creek 

Case # 2023-007701


1. Juvenile Female Age:16

2. Juvenile Female Age:16

3. Juvenile Female Age:16

4. Juvenile Female Age:15

5. Juvenile Female Age:15

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover motor vehicle accident on County Route 68 in the Town of White Creek near the Vermont State Line.

Upon units arriving on scene there was found to be five occupants from the vehicle. Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was traveling West on County Route 68 when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

One occupant was Air Lifted to Albany Medical Center with critical injuries, one occupant was transported by ambulance to Albany Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and three occupants were transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

County Route 68 was closed for a period while the accident scene was re-constructed. Preliminary investigation indicates speed was a contributing factor. The investigation is on-going.

Officer (s) Handling: Deputy Todd Riche, & Deputy Eric Wright, Sgt. Matt Jackson and the Investigations Unit

Assisting Agencies: Saratoga Co. Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction, Washington County Department of Public Safety, NYSP, White Creek Fire, Cambridge Fire, Shaftsbury (VT) Fire, Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, and Bennington EMS.