Putney man dies in crash

Putney man dies in crash

There are 61 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Oct 12, 2010, titled Putney man dies in crash. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

A Putney man died Monday morning after his vehicle side-swiped a tractor trailer on Route 5 in Rockingham around 6 a.m. Dillon Loomis, 21, was driving his 1996 Jeep Cherokee at speeds in excess of 80 mph when he hit the 2010 Freightliner tractor trailer, police said.

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CSI

Montpelier, VT

#1 Oct 12, 2010
What a tragic event . Did the Reformer really have to have this picture on the front page. What about the poor family having to look at this. Nothing surprises with the Reformer.,

Jamie you are a poor excuse for a reporter.Looking at this picture it is obvious this is more then a side swipe. What an IDIOT you are. You couldn't even get the facts straight. This woman didn't stop at the nearby Shell , she is an employee there.

Jamie you and your staff should learn how to do proper reporting. First get all your facts straight and report them as they are , don't make them up. Jamie you constantly report things wrong.

Try getting both sides sometime, this would be different for you, and you communist paper.

Since: May 08

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#2 Oct 12, 2010
Methinks your issue with the reporter goes beyond what is reported.
Local

Springfield, MA

#3 Oct 12, 2010
Excuse me, 1947 called and wants its worldview back.
CSI wrote:
Try getting both sides sometime, this would be different for you, and you communist paper.
CSI

Montpelier, VT

#4 Oct 12, 2010
I have more of an issue with the paper itself. If you look at the stories Jamie and Howard Tissman write, they are never the truth.

My real issue is for the grieving family that has to look at this photo.We all know the Reformer is a rag newspaper and has to do this to sell.
CSI

Montpelier, VT

#5 Oct 12, 2010
Forgot to mention this person is still in the Jeep . Pretty insensitive for Jamie to take this photo.
Roadrunner

Montpelier, VT

#6 Oct 12, 2010
Now perhaps you understand Mr. Shumlin what excessive speed does to innocent people who get in the path of those without concern for others safety. Getting stupid behind the wheel of a car caused this horrific accident. I am sure the carnage will be with the driver of that truck for the rest of their life. Peace and concern to the young manís family who are also suffering, what a tragic loss for all involved.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#7 Oct 12, 2010
The obscenity is, why would a 21 years old want to use all that energy to commit suicide. What was going on with this kid, but newspapers donít want to print these kinds of stories.
Right, two 21 year olds wanting to commit suicide within a few short weeks, why?
A mothers death

Windsor, CT

#8 Oct 12, 2010
No Dillon was late in picking up another friend from BF and he was not trying to commit suicide. All we can offer is our prayers to his family.
Jonny B

Southbury, CT

#9 Oct 12, 2010
God bless the family of this young man and the driver of that truck. We all make mistakes in life. Some of us are lucking and are spared any harm, and some are not as fortunate.
lenny derby

Keene, NH

#10 Oct 12, 2010
we will miss you dillion R.I.P we all already miss you.you were a good man,love ya see you at the end.wachtover yur fam an ur gf, they will need you through these tuf times.
Amanda n Jason

Danby, VT

#11 Oct 12, 2010
We r gunna miss you... i hope u r watching over everyone that u care about... im sorry this had to happen to u at such a young age... i kno we never really hung out but we didnt hate eachother... i hope u watch over... everyone needs u there and we all miss u n hope for the best!! rip
Witness

Keene, NH

#12 Oct 12, 2010
You all are right the writer did not get his facts straight. I was there (not as rescue worker). It took the ambulance at least 20 minutes to get there. My mother called 911 and they acted non nonchalant towards her. It took the rescuers more then an hour to get him out, it took them at least an hour and a half. The victim was driving more then 81 mph he was driving 100mph. The accident happened at ten of 6am. I did not hear the noise because I was to far from it but everyone else did and they said it was loud. So the writer next time should interview people who were there like rescue workers, and residents in the area. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family and his friends.
a friend

Bellows Falls, VT

#13 Oct 12, 2010
This young man was a wonderful person,a happy,caring,and always willing to help others type of person.R.I.P Dillon,your in our thoughts and prayers.
another greiving family

Bellows Falls, VT

#14 Oct 12, 2010
There was a reporter very upset with my family when we lost a love one in an accident because we would not let him take photos of the vehicle, in which the accident took place on.He left the property saying "his boss was not going to be happy with him because he could not get what he came for".this reporter got pictures of trees and enbankment.This took place over 9yrs ago,the news is really heartless.
I'm not sticking up for any reporters or papers. when accidents happen like this one, friends should pick up the papers so the loved ones do not have to see it or read it until they are ready .
Just me

Claremont, NH

#15 Oct 12, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go to the family
BUT....this is another reason kids need to take LONGER drivers ed classes or SHOULDNT get a Operators licence till they are 21
Kids are so carelessbrings on tragic acc like this one.
Prayer and Evil

Brattleboro, VT

#16 Oct 12, 2010
Just me wrote:
My thoughts and prayers go to the family
Its good to want good for a grieving family, but to feel that 'prayer' has anything to do with it? I know you are most likely not evil - but to believe in an all powerful intelligence that still lets such things happen? Evil.

(By the way - the "free will" argument is lame, easily refuted and even more evil in the end)
Patrol It

Norwich, VT

#17 Oct 13, 2010
When I was 16 years old I was t-boned in this same spot by a man from New York who blew the stop sign at the end of the ramp.The impact was so hard it threw my car into a sign and out into a field. There were four of us in that car,and we all escaped with only bumps and bruises. This is a very dangerous spot and I think if Bellows Falls is patrolling this area of highway they should sit at the bottom of the ramp, no one stops for the stop sign. Don't blame kids all time for these kinds of accidents. This was a 58 year old man that hit me and he was doing at least double the speed limit when he hit my car.
Just me

Middlebury, VT

#18 Oct 13, 2010
Witness wrote:
You all are right the writer did not get his facts straight. I was there (not as rescue worker). It took the ambulance at least 20 minutes to get there. My mother called 911 and they acted non nonchalant towards her. It took the rescuers more then an hour to get him out, it took them at least an hour and a half. The victim was driving more then 81 mph he was driving 100mph. The accident happened at ten of 6am. I did not hear the noise because I was to far from it but everyone else did and they said it was loud. So the writer next time should interview people who were there like rescue workers, and residents in the area. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family and his friends.
You might want to get your facts straight please because from the time of the call for the rescue personell and the time they were on scene it was less then 10 minutes. It didnt take 20 minutes to get an ambulance there. I know in times of emergencies minutes feel like hours but there more then two sides to all stories.Prayers going out to the rescue workers the truck driver who is more then likely living in a hell right now trying to figure out what he couldve done differnt even though it wasnt his fault. Also to the family of the person who took his own life. Sorry it might not have been a suicide but driving that fast I dont care how late you are those speeds are insane.
cma

Jamaica Plain, MA

#19 Oct 13, 2010
my heart hurts for this young mans family-

I too have a 21 year old son who does not have a clue about speed and how much I worry every time he is late for something -in fear that I will be the next one to get that knock on my door..

please people lets not rag on this poor kid- he is gone now - but his poor momma and daddy still have to go through and plan his funeral,and all that goes with it..
lets try to pull together and see if there is anything we can do to help them..
it might be as simple as feeding their animals, maybe doing a load of wash- I'm sure you can all think of something kind to help..
A mother

Barre, VT

#20 Oct 13, 2010
All we can hope is that our children listen to us, when they leave our sides. Speeding is never the answer. I have to let the readers know, that I was coming back into Bellows Falls, from I91 southbound, a newer model Saab passed me on the right side the interstate, made me look like I was standing still... crazy. Upon seeing that car, I gave my son that was in the car with me a lecture on speeding. Later we got off the Rockingham ramp, only to see traffic stopped for the accident and the same Saab that passed us, the next car in front of me.. He looked in his side mirror and noticed, yes, I was the car you passed, ileagally and with high amounts of speed. By the was, it was a young teenager.. I wonder if he knew why he was stopped in traffic?.....

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