In a fatal car crash, Colchester resident Robert Jean collided with traffic barriers and slid into the lane of oncoming traffic while driving south on I-89. Vermont State Police (VSP) and Colchester fire and EMS responded to the scene on Saturday afternoon where Jean, 51, was pronounced dead.

Jean’s Ford truck hit a set of concrete traffic barriers, crossed a section of grass, and came to a stop facing east against guardrails in the northbound lane. I-89 north remained closed for about four hours while crews processed the scene.

In a press release, VSP note that at the time, “speed impairment or construction traffic patterns are not considered factors in the crash.” The report notes that it was raining at the time of the crash and roads were wet.

VSP asks that anyone who witnessed the crash contact state police at (802) 878-7111.