Putney man dies in crash

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. Full Story
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#41 Oct 14, 2010
A hole wrote:
<quoted text>You think your funny you f***ing **** hole.FU*K YOU FLATLANDER!!!
You are the biggest jerk in the world.
Deployed in Afghanistan

Columbus, OH

#42 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.
WOW, I can feel DA LOVE in your tone.
AM Westminster VT

Newfane, VT

#43 Oct 14, 2010
Flat Lander and Mike Mulligan, you should be ashamed of yourselves. What gives you the right to be so self rightous? What if this was your son? How would you feel if people who didn't know him were as mean and heartless as you two have been? You don't think of how his family and friends will feel reading the heartless, thoughtless and cruel remarks you have made. This was a young man who had so much going for him. You don't know the circumstances of the morning for him. You don't know what error in judgement caused him to go so fast. Try to remember he had a Mom and a Dad, friends and a girlfriend. He was well liked, had a contagious smile and good sense of humor. So don't judge unless you can say that you're so much better than he was when you were 21. All kids think they're invincible and nothing bad will happen to them. Unfortunately some find out the hard way like Dillon did. I will forever miss him. The two of you should try to find it in your hearts to show even a small amount of compassion for those who are left with a whole in their hearts from his loss.
cma

Jamaica Plain, MA

#44 Oct 15, 2010
AM Westminster VT wrote:
Flat Lander and Mike Mulligan, you should be ashamed of yourselves. What gives you the right to be so self rightous? What if this was your son? How would you feel if people who didn't know him were as mean and heartless as you two have been? You don't think of how his family and friends will feel reading the heartless, thoughtless and cruel remarks you have made. This was a young man who had so much going for him. You don't know the circumstances of the morning for him. You don't know what error in judgement caused him to go so fast. Try to remember he had a Mom and a Dad, friends and a girlfriend. He was well liked, had a contagious smile and good sense of humor. So don't judge unless you can say that you're so much better than he was when you were 21. All kids think they're invincible and nothing bad will happen to them. Unfortunately some find out the hard way like Dillon did. I will forever miss him. The two of you should try to find it in your hearts to show even a small amount of compassion for those who are left with a whole in their hearts from his loss.
VERY WELL PUT "AM Westminster VT" but you see the problem is they are seem to not give a hoot about anything but being trouble makers !

<3 Dillon <3
Joe

Chester, VT

#45 Oct 15, 2010
welcome to the real adult world kiddies, the truth hurts, reality is tough. It's not TV land where everything turns out just fine. Mommy & Daddy can't make everything all better. Adults pay for their actions, he would be headed to prison for a long time if he had run into a car or bus and killed people.
flat lander

United States

#46 Oct 15, 2010
JOE How many times do you think he hit the restart button on his play station. ABORT ABORT Major Tom.
Joe

Chester, VT

#47 Oct 15, 2010
flat lander wrote:
JOE How many times do you think he hit the restart button on his play station. ABORT ABORT Major Tom.
Lots of them drive like there is a restart button. I think GAME OVER and out of quarters applies in the real world.
flat lander

United States

#48 Oct 15, 2010
Well lets not for forget of all the free training for the responders. Always enough major accidents around here to get a good education in any field or direction. AS FOR THE DELAY IN RESPONSE this is why. I was listening to the scanner and the first reports said the accident was on the I91 ramp at EXIT 5 Westminster and after checking all ramps and around they were headed to the the Rockingham EXIT 6. It was the cell caller. AS TO BOOT as i type another call I91 came in of a accident and can't be found. Well they straighten out this on when the MASS SP where called and found that accident 2 miles south of State line which puts you down at the "radar bridge just before the Bernadston MA> exit Who is a sleep at the wheel,the state line signs rest area and the graphics change from stat to state = signs guard rails etc. "shifting gears and almost there" Radar Love
AM WESTMINSTER

Bellows Falls, VT

#49 Oct 15, 2010
Flatlander, First responder courses are not free. You have given these comments about as much false information as the man who wrote the article. Why don't you grab your balls and join a volunteer dept in your town,(If they'll have you) and talk the talk instead of cutting down the depts that are here to help you. Remember these are VOLUNTEERS which means that people DONATE their time to help people in times of illness and injury. No one is paid to help bastards like you! I tried to be kind but the level of compassion for his family by you and now Joe is disheartening. Stay healthy young men. I would hate for a volunteer to have to come and save your home or help you in case of illness or injury. No address huh? Shame!
Joe

Chester, VT

#50 Oct 15, 2010
flat lander wrote:
Well lets not for forget of all the free training for the responders. Always enough major accidents around here to get a good education in any field or direction. AS FOR THE DELAY IN RESPONSE this is why. I was listening to the scanner and the first reports said the accident was on the I91 ramp at EXIT 5 Westminster and after checking all ramps and around they were headed to the the Rockingham EXIT 6. It was the cell caller. AS TO BOOT as i type another call I91 came in of a accident and can't be found. Well they straighten out this on when the MASS SP where called and found that accident 2 miles south of State line which puts you down at the "radar bridge just before the Bernadston MA> exit Who is a sleep at the wheel,the state line signs rest area and the graphics change from stat to state = signs guard rails etc. "shifting gears and almost there" Radar Love
The callers get an A for effort in todays feel good about themselves world.
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#51 Oct 15, 2010
AM Westminster VT wrote:
Flat Lander and Mike Mulligan, you should be ashamed of yourselves. What gives you the right to be so self rightous? What if this was your son? How would you feel if people who didn't know him were as mean and heartless as you two have been? You don't think of how his family and friends will feel reading the heartless, thoughtless and cruel remarks you have made. This was a young man who had so much going for him. You don't know the circumstances of the morning for him. You don't know what error in judgement caused him to go so fast. Try to remember he had a Mom and a Dad, friends and a girlfriend. He was well liked, had a contagious smile and good sense of humor. So don't judge unless you can say that you're so much better than he was when you were 21. All kids think they're invincible and nothing bad will happen to them. Unfortunately some find out the hard way like Dillon did. I will forever miss him. The two of you should try to find it in your hearts to show even a small amount of compassion for those who are left with a whole in their hearts from his loss.
What are you mad at me for, I wasn’t the guy doing 100 mph?
brian

Windsor, CT

#52 Oct 15, 2010
All 3 depts. got toned out at 603 AM BFFD, RVFD, GCA simulcast. RVFD Wade Masure arrived first 3 mins later then GCA 2 minutes after, RVFD rescue and then BFFD.

The caller got 911 who kept him on the line waiting for VTSP to arrive we are talking about 911 dispatch that covers far beyond Rockingham.

Wade Masure and Tony Falzo did a very rapid assessment and reported to GCA directly who arrived minutes later .

The reason for more jaws being called was BFFD jaws not working properly but all depts. worked together great and professionally.

Saxtons River Volunteer dept. set up the landing zone for DART at Sonnax Helo pad and Westminster and Springfield all came with support men.

My families thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in the heroic efforts to save this young mans life. L&B truck lifted the truck off the car.

The emotional toll on everyone at that scene is still very heartbreaking to everyone involved.

You should know that SCOTT FALZO proved food and hot coffee to everyone at that scene and Scotts brother Tony took it upon himself to use his truck and block the interstate so no more traffic would exit.

this family will have to bury their son as many others have done in this town. May Dillon rest in peace
brian

Windsor, CT

#53 Oct 15, 2010
the vctim was taken by GCA at 714 AM to Sonnax
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#54 Oct 15, 2010
There is no problem with response times.
flat lander

United States

#55 Oct 15, 2010
I think they took their time getting there using their siren and lights and at speed of reason and not 80+ like some do. The vast waste land is between common sense reality and fantasy dream world. Well I saw it on TV so it is true and I read it on the internet and some one said so. Those are all good enough for me and I'll put my life up against it so it is true. well while I'm at it I should go to Vegas
Take2

Stowe, VT

#56 Oct 22, 2010
cma wrote:
<quoted text>
VERY WELL PUT "AM Westminster VT" but you see the problem is they are seem to not give a hoot about anything but being trouble makers !
<3 Dillon <3
Boy - do you have that right. The group that spouts off their self-righteous crap & doesn't care that this guy had a family & friends that loved him & are hurting are disgusting excuses for human beings. Being anonymous ( and also the 1 person who isn't)
doesn't give you the right to armchair quarterback about the young man, what he was like, what he was doing, how you think the first responders did their jobs, your political musings & opinions of the "communist" newspaper that you all seem to be happy to read every day. You just think it does in your very small minds.

What a bunch of classless lowlifes. Give the guy's family & friends a break & go back to pulling the wings off of butterflies & kicking dogs which is probably the way that the bunch of you spend the majority of your time.

Just because you can comment on the blog - doesn't mean that with stories like this one
that you should flap your nasty little mouths. Keep them shut & go off & rip each other apart on the other stories that you all beat each other up on daily. Or you could all go & try to have a real life - since some of you people don't seem to do anything all day but write nasty mindless crap that you think that the rest of the normal people out there want to read.

What a pitiful bunch.
Fire and Ice

Ellsworth, ME

#57 Oct 22, 2010
you posted, "Just because you can comment on the blog - doesn't mean that with stories like this one..."

You see, your statement is exactly what they are talking about. This isn't some soap opera 'story', it is reality. The fact that the young man died is tragic and sympathy goes out to his family. BUT (and this is a big but), it could have just as easily been a pregnant mother or someone’s grandma that got in his way on that trip. How lucky that the driver he did slam into was driving a big rig and wasn't physically hurt. I am sure that mentally, the truck driver and those responders & witnesses are suffering. Society must condemn his actions, it is right to speak out against the actions of the young man.
Take2

Augusta, ME

#58 Oct 22, 2010
Fire and Ice wrote:
you posted, "Just because you can comment on the blog - doesn't mean that with stories like this one..."
You see, your statement is exactly what they are talking about. This isn't some soap opera 'story', it is reality. The fact that the young man died is tragic and sympathy goes out to his family. BUT (and this is a big but), it could have just as easily been a pregnant mother or someone’s grandma that got in his way on that trip. How lucky that the driver he did slam into was driving a big rig and wasn't physically hurt. I am sure that mentally, the truck driver and those responders & witnesses are suffering. Society must condemn his actions, it is right to speak out against the actions of the young man.

How about you have some EMPATHY. Remember that thing that people used to have before Blogs etc. when you engaged your brain before speaking??

So how about this - If you can't put yourself in this young man's parents place long enough to have some EMPATHY and know what the loss of a child would be like - then keep your nasty hypotheticals to yourself. There was no BUT here - none of what you babbled about happened - now did it.

So here's something to think about - if you don't have the Balls to go up to this young man's parents & friends & make your self-righteous hypothetical comments - just shut up.

If you don't have the balls to go & tell the First Responders how to better do their jobs when you're clueless - then don't second guess them in the case of a difficult accident.

This is how this used to happen before all the armchair experts decided that they needed to bring more sadness on a family in the case of an accident that they weren't first party to :

"I'm very sorry for the loss of much loved son, friend, brother. If there is anything I can do to help at this time please let me know."

That was the way that people who actually had contact with real
people & the real world used to react when someone experienced a death in their family.

It's called EMPATHY. And it sure seems like quite a few of the people writing here could use a kick in the ass to be reminded that it did exist. Including you - big hypothetical expert on this tragedy. Your nasty comments will do nothing but bring more sadness on a family that is suffering. And it won't save anyone's imaginary Grandma.
flat lander

United States

#59 Oct 22, 2010
Well here we are 10 days later and what has changed. To start most of us are carrying on with our responsibility as normal, some even gaining traction toward the big picture and others are stuck in the ditch. This is for all you that don't understand what happened with this unfortunate time of "Dillon" departure of our world. Amen to him and family but more important is a lesson of life. this is called Maturing and being responsible for your actions and life. Some will take notice while others will ride on the coattails of the ordeal. If you understand the life cycle of humans is a good place to start. Time to do that awful deed that was laid out for you and you tried so hard to avoid but it's knocking at the door "Grow up dude"
Republicrat

Bellows Falls, VT

#60 Oct 25, 2010
Take2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Boy - do you have that right. The group that spouts off their self-righteous crap & doesn't care that this guy had a family & friends that loved him & are hurting are disgusting excuses for human beings. Being anonymous ( and also the 1 person who isn't)
doesn't give you the right to armchair quarterback about the young man, what he was like, what he was doing, how you think the first responders did their jobs, your political musings & opinions of the "communist" newspaper that you all seem to be happy to read every day. You just think it does in your very small minds.
What a bunch of classless lowlifes. Give the guy's family & friends a break & go back to pulling the wings off of butterflies & kicking dogs which is probably the way that the bunch of you spend the majority of your time.
Just because you can comment on the blog - doesn't mean that with stories like this one
that you should flap your nasty little mouths. Keep them shut & go off & rip each other apart on the other stories that you all beat each other up on daily. Or you could all go & try to have a real life - since some of you people don't seem to do anything all day but write nasty mindless crap that you think that the rest of the normal people out there want to read.
What a pitiful bunch.
Agreed, and you seem to fit right in.

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