New York man killed in Shaftsbury crash


SHAFTSBURY >> A man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday afternoon at White Creek Road near Rollin Road., according to the Vermont State Police.

Philip L. Couch III, 36, of Cambridge, N.Y., was riding a 2000 Suzuki S1200 east on White Creek "when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding. Couch went off the southern edge of the roadway striking a tree," police said.

Couch was declared dead at the scene. The call came in at about 12:25 p.m. Conditions were clear and sunny and the road was dry, police said. The motorcycle was totalled.

This investigation is still ongoing, anyone with information pertaining to this crash is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at the Shaftsbury Barracks, 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

~ Banner Staff Report


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