Two New Yorkers Killed in Farming Vehicle Crash in Bennington

Two New Yorkers Killed in Farming Vehicle Crash in Bennington
Calendar icon April 15, 2021

Two people, both of them New York residents, were killed in a crash in Bennington on Thursday, April 8, around 7 p.m in the area of 1638 West Road. 

The Bennington Police got a report about a severe crash and asked for help from the Rural Fire Department at the scene. When they arrived, they found a 1998 Toyota Camry wedged under the back of a huge farming vehicle. Both people in the Camry were unresponsive and the police pronounced them dead at the scene. 

The police identified both occupants as eighty-five-year-old Charles Schichtl and eighty-two-year-old Lorraine Schichtl from Petersburg, New York. Charles was driving the car. The farming vehicle (new Leader Dry Hauler) was operated by twenty-nine-year-old Matthew Williams from Bennington, VT; he sustained no injuries.

The Dry Hauler kept moving westbound with the Camry wedged below its frame. Williams said that he thought that the tire blew and he didn’t realize a vehicle had hit him. He then stopped into the next field to see what was going on with his vehicle, when he saw the Camry. 

The police closed West Road/Route 9 for several hours while they were investigating the scene of the crash in Bennington. The Vermont State Police helped with the crash. The police are still investigating the accident and anyone who has witnessed it or has any info should call Sgt. Roscoe Harrington at 802-442-1030.

Unusual accidents should not return you from deciding to seek a compensation claim. No matter how the accident you were involved in happened, make sure to get legal assistance. Your lawyer will help you with every step, they will investigate the accident by themselves and would negotiate until the insurance company offers you a suitable offer. If you’re looking for a skilled and experienced New York car accident attorney, our team at Cellino Law is at your service. 




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