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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mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#21 Oct 13, 2010
Nope, we all need to see that picture, we need to rag on dead kidís life, so people like you will step out of their life and interact with their troubled children!
cma

Boston, MA

#22 Oct 13, 2010
mike mulligan-- how dare you say this kind of stuff- who are you to say someone has troubled kids- just to let you know my son from grade 1-12 had a gpa of 4.0

he still has a gpa of 3.5 a a college sophomore - he is a volunteer firefighter,has a full time job as well as he volunteers at the soup kitchen . he does not drink,smoke or do drugs-.. not the makings of a "troubled person " his downfall is - he is always in a rush...
Joe

Cuttingsville, VT

#23 Oct 13, 2010
Just me wrote:
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.
so you think all kids should be punished and forced to pay lots of money for drivers ed because one kid lacked common sense ?

The guy sounds just like somebody a grew up with, no surprise when he died in a car wreck, more like amazing he lasted as long as he did. His father said open casket, let the rest of the kids see the results of going threw a windshield after running into somebody at 100mph. It was like scrapping a dead cat off the road and trying to make it look like a cat again, not much to work with.

Thankfully this kid didn't hit a bus in the fuel tank and kill a lot of people or take anyone else out while having a fit of rage behind the wheel.
forever young

Bow, NH

#24 Oct 13, 2010
Prayer and Evil wrote:
<quoted text>
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)
FIrst, the driver, DIllon was 21. and taking a longer course will not help. I know Dillon and his family personally and my heart goes out to his oldest brother and his youngest sister. First i dont think anything negative should be said, people are dealing with a loss of such a sweet kid growing up with and a man who cared deeply for others. It is a shame he was speeding but it is even worse he is gone. We will miss you Dillon and forever will you be in our hearts.
I also do agree that putting the picture in the paper is awful but a good clear look at what can happen if you speed. Though we say good bye friend with sad hearts and watering eyes, may others learn as you will save a life.
\my thoughts and prayers are with the Loomis family.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#25 Oct 13, 2010
cma wrote:
mike mulligan-- how dare you say this kind of stuff- who are you to say someone has troubled kids- just to let you know my son from grade 1-12 had a gpa of 4.0
he still has a gpa of 3.5 a a college sophomore - he is a volunteer firefighter,has a full time job as well as he volunteers at the soup kitchen . he does not drink,smoke or do drugs-.. not the makings of a "troubled person " his downfall is - he is always in a rush...
Sure, and my kids never skipped school, drank alcohol and smoked dope. My kids were perfect too?
How do i trust you...you won't even use your real name.
flat lander

United States

#26 Oct 13, 2010
Well let it be said; Did he take any courses in school about "inertia" or "perpetual motion" it could of saved this scenario and disaster two apples = one orange
woah

Underhill, VT

#27 Oct 13, 2010
Patrol It wrote:
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.
81mph!!!!!!!!!!
Friend

Newfane, VT

#28 Oct 13, 2010
His family really didn't deserve anything like this. Just terrible, and to have to see it on the front page of the paper? come onnn. Thats just ridiculous. When my family member was killed, all you did was make us feel worse. THANKS.
rip Dillon.your family misses you
Smitty

Barre, VT

#29 Oct 13, 2010
This is directed at the "Witness" you really need to get all your facts before you open your mouth, from the time of the "tone" (which means when emergency services are dispatched) to the arrival of the 1st Rescue truck was 7 minutes, Golden Cross ambulance arrived on the scene in the next minute followed by Rockingham Fire, second, Yes it took them over a hour to cut him out, but perhaps you have a quicker method of getting someone out ? If you do please share it with the local fire departments so they can know how to do it to. I was one of the FF there, you have no idea what you are talking about, through teamwork the best that could have posssibly been done for Dillion was done, nothing else could have been done. And unless you have a radar gun to take speed my guess is you have no clue on how fast this kid was going. You seem to know a lot so I look foward to joining the Rockinhgam Fire Department to train us all better.
a truck driver

Attleboro, MA

#30 Oct 14, 2010
I feel more sorry for the truck driver who has to live with the horror of what this 21 year old kid did. My thoughts and Prayers are with Craig Hawkins and his family.
Annoymous

Middletown, CT

#31 Oct 14, 2010
I think that this is horrible this poor boy shouldnt have been going the speed he was but his family must be heart broken 21 year old man died :( love you dillion.
Annoymous

Middletown, CT

#32 Oct 14, 2010
forever young wrote:
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FIrst, the driver, DIllon was 21. and taking a longer course will not help. I know Dillon and his family personally and my heart goes out to his oldest brother and his youngest sister. First i dont think anything negative should be said, people are dealing with a loss of such a sweet kid growing up with and a man who cared deeply for others. It is a shame he was speeding but it is even worse he is gone. We will miss you Dillon and forever will you be in our hearts.
I also do agree that putting the picture in the paper is awful but a good clear look at what can happen if you speed. Though we say good bye friend with sad hearts and watering eyes, may others learn as you will save a life.
\my thoughts and prayers are with the Loomis family.
Your a piece of s*** whoever wrote this you should die for saying who are you to be saying anything you sound lke abd loser and a piece shit you deserve to die to say anything negative about some one is childish theres a family going through alot right now. you dont know the whole story news papers lie.. so f*** off thanks.. PIECE OF **** LOSER.
forever young

Bow, NH

#33 Oct 14, 2010
Annoymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Your a piece of s*** whoever wrote this you should die for saying who are you to be saying anything you sound lke abd loser and a piece **** you deserve to die to say anything negative about some one is childish theres a family going through alot right now. you dont know the whole story news papers lie.. so f*** off thanks.. PIECE OF **** LOSER.
what was said in my comment was no where near negative. Although i find it discusting some poeple would write such harsh negative words.
annonymous

Attleboro, MA

#34 Oct 14, 2010
I wish people would take into consideration the feelings of the truck driver, who did nothing wrong. He has to live with this for the rest of his life.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#35 Oct 14, 2010
Come on, what about the trauma of the police, the first responders, the ambulance crew...it most have been horrific. Can you imagine them finding it was a 21 year old!
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#36 Oct 14, 2010
Remember if the family had any issue with ambulance response times...they have a right to go to the Ambulance company and request their documents on it.

We found there are significant delays within the 911 operator and system...you typically have to go through more than one operator and they got a time hogging check off list they have to go though.

You just might have to go through three 911 operators before you get to the right one.
forever young

Bow, NH

#37 Oct 14, 2010
My heart goes out to that poor truck driver as well. it is so sad for many people in this situation. And yes Mike you are right i could not imagine being some one who had to respond to this accident.
Kristy

Attleboro, MA

#38 Oct 14, 2010
What a bunch of poor excuses for human beings some of you are
flat lander

United States

#39 Oct 14, 2010
I got a jeep and it seems to stop all the time for me. Maybe he got a model with no brakes and a stick you jam into the wheels like my little red wagon.
A hole

Walpole, NH

#40 Oct 14, 2010
flat lander wrote:
I got a jeep and it seems to stop all the time for me. Maybe he got a model with no brakes and a stick you jam into the wheels like my little red wagon.
You think your funny you f***ing a**hole.FU*K YOU FLATLANDER!!!

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