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Amber Alert

Monday, January 14, 2008

Man Thrown From SUV, Run Over By Tractor-Trailer On I-91

Vermont State Police said a man was killed after being thrown from his car and run over by a tractor-trailer early Monday morning. Police said 45-year-old Michael Watson, of Berlin, was driving in the southbound lane of Interstate 91 when he lost control of his SUV and drove into the median. Police said the vehicle rolled over several times and Watson, who was not wearing his seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle into the path of a tractor-trailer travelling in the Northbound lane. Police said the driver of the truck was not able to stop and ran over Watson.

Police said Watson suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Interstate 91 between exits 2 and 3 was closed for approximately two and a half hours while police investigated the crash.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and anyone with information or who may have seen the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Mike Sorensen at the Brattleboro police barracks at 802-254-2382.Source