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Two local motocyclist died in crashes Saturday


Staff report

Police reported two separate fatal motorcycle crashes last Saturday, Oct. 28.

Saturday morning at 9:34 a.m. Castleton Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash where a Toyota Tacoma, driven by Harry Wagner, 69, of Stafford, Connecticut, collided with a motorcycle being operated by Stanley Borucki, 56, of Pittsford near Castleton Four Corners. Wagner, who was traveling south on Route 30, crossed into the northbound lane, colliding head-on with Borucki.

Borucki was taken by helicopter to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead.

Wagner was cited for negligent operation with death resulting and scheduled to appear in Rutland County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later time. Castleton Police were assisted by Vermont State Police Field Force, Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, Fair Haven Police, Regional Ambulance, Castleton First Response, and Castleton Fire Department.

The second motorcycle fatality happened on Saturday at 1:08 p.m., on Route 4 near the entrance to Pico Mountain. The victim was identified as 34-year-old Rutland resident Nicholas Lizotte.

According to police, the accident happened when Ross Gatcomb, 35, of Connecticut, made a left turn off Route 4 west into the entrance of Pico. Lizotte, on a motorcycle, was traveling east and collided with the turning vehicle.

Lizotte was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Killington Police Department has taken charge of the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to reach out to Officer Christopher Roy at 802-422-3200.

The Killington Police Department was assisted by the Vermont State Police, State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, Rutland Town Police Department, Regional Ambulance Service and Killington Fire and Rescue at the scene.

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