On the night of July 4, state police from the Rutland Barracks were dispatched to a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Route 7 in Rutland. Upon arrival, they learned that the operator of the vehicle, Taylor Edwards-Galarneau of Proctor struck a pedestrian, identified as Rutland resident Gregory C. Merriam, who succumbed to his injuries at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Investigation revealed the pedestrian was crossing over onto the northbound lanes of travel when he was struck. The case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Ray Domingus in Rutland.