Man dies in crash

Man dies in crash

There are 45 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 22, 2010, titled Man dies in crash. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

A Vernon man died in a single car accident early Sunday morning. Travis Richmond, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after police reported to the scene on Route 142 at around 2:45 a.m. According to a report from the Vernon Police Department, Richmond was traveling south on Route 142, just north of Pond Road, in a 2005 Cadillac CTS.

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cindylew

Salisbury, VT

#1 Nov 22, 2010
heartbroken. no other words.
people

Lincolnville, ME

#2 Nov 22, 2010
really a youngman dies and your gonna call his family for a comment really nice reformer Glad to see how much you care lets bother people who just lost there son, i hope he told you to go to hell RIP TR
sad and disgusted

Hartland, VT

#3 Nov 22, 2010
people wrote:
really a youngman dies and your gonna call his family for a comment really nice reformer Glad to see how much you care lets bother people who just lost there son, i hope he told you to go to hell RIP TR
I absolutely agree! The Reformer should be ashamed of their "reporter" Howard. Leave this family alone. It does not matter what was behind the accident. It happened, sadly. Let the family grieve. Be ashamed of yourself, Howard, or better yet, DISGUSTED, because WE are!
M Raymond Brattleboro VT

Williston, VT

#4 Nov 22, 2010
My heart goes to your for the loss. God Bless.
M Raymond Brattleboro VT

Williston, VT

#5 Nov 22, 2010
I'm sorry I wrote this wrong.

I am so sorry to hear of this very sad event. My heart goes to The family Of Travis Richmond. To his family, you are in my prayers.
To the reformer it is nice that you have respected the family's wishes to be left alone regarding this difficult situation.
Jade

Saint Johnsbury, VT

#6 Nov 22, 2010
RIP Travis E. Richmond you will always be in our hearts.
M Raymond Brattleboro VT

Williston, VT

#7 Nov 22, 2010
sad and disgusted wrote:
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I absolutely agree! The Reformer should be ashamed of their "reporter" Howard. Leave this family alone. It does not matter what was behind the accident. It happened, sadly. Let the family grieve. Be ashamed of yourself, Howard, or better yet, DISGUSTED, because WE are!
I have to disagree with you on this matter. Offer the family a voice to share their position is not a bad thing at all. I am sure when and if the family wishes to offer a bit about who Travis was so that people will not see him for being just "the 23 year old from Vernon who died in a car crash". Again. My heart goes out to the family. I have loss 3 friends while in High School, To car accidents, It still holds a emptiness when I think of them. I will remember them for all that they gave during their short lives.
choices

Westland, MI

#8 Nov 22, 2010
This is very sad, whenever anyone loses a child for any reason. From the time frame of the accident not hard to figure out, he was out partying and probably had to much to drink. So many lives ruined on bad choices. Parents, talk to your kids, it may be uncomfortable but it could save a life. Tell them its not cool to drink and drive. I always told my sons even when in high school, don't ever get in a car drinking or with someone else, call me I will come, no questions asked and I will not punish you because I would rather you be safe and alive. Now many may not go along with that, but they are grown men now with families and will use that same rule. Lets face it kids will be kids, we all did it, what is different is we are here today because we got lucky, don't take these chances. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope others reading this, tell your children, just call, don't risk your life, no matter how old you are.
Dr Feelgood

United States

#9 Nov 22, 2010
choices wrote:
This is very sad, whenever anyone loses a child for any reason. From the time frame of the accident not hard to figure out, he was out partying and probably had to much to drink. So many lives ruined on bad choices. Parents, talk to your kids, it may be uncomfortable but it could save a life. Tell them its not cool to drink and drive. I always told my sons even when in high school, don't ever get in a car drinking or with someone else, call me I will come, no questions asked and I will not punish you because I would rather you be safe and alive. Now many may not go along with that, but they are grown men now with families and will use that same rule. Lets face it kids will be kids, we all did it, what is different is we are here today because we got lucky, don't take these chances. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope others reading this, tell your children, just call, don't risk your life, no matter how old you are.
And please, use seatbelts.
flat lander

United States

#10 Nov 22, 2010
I want to know what he thinking what kind of gum did he chew where does he shop did he read the reformer we got to know D M Z is the way the news has gone to invade our private lives and death. did he like pizza we need to know nothing at their expense

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Since: Nov 10

Brattleboro

#11 Nov 22, 2010
choices wrote:
This is very sad, whenever anyone loses a child for any reason. From the time frame of the accident not hard to figure out, he was out partying and probably had to much to drink. So many lives ruined on bad choices. Parents, talk to your kids, it may be uncomfortable but it could save a life. Tell them its not cool to drink and drive. I always told my sons even when in high school, don't ever get in a car drinking or with someone else, call me I will come, no questions asked and I will not punish you because I would rather you be safe and alive. Now many may not go along with that, but they are grown men now with families and will use that same rule. Lets face it kids will be kids, we all did it, what is different is we are here today because we got lucky, don't take these chances. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope others reading this, tell your children, just call, don't risk your life, no matter how old you are.
You can assume that this is what he was up too. I make no assumptions. A friend of mine was studying for his classes with other friends it was late and he was tired, His drink was "VeryFine Apple Juice" it was about 3am he made it half way home then loss control of his vehicle because of damp roads that were slippery not because he was speeding, his car crashed and he died. No alcohol, no drugs, he might of been chewing wriggles gum no one made mention of that. Why would you want to assume the worst here? He lost his life. Lets paint a picture to make this young man look like a victim of his choices. Shame on you.
Cher

United States

#12 Nov 22, 2010
It sickens me that people are making assumptions on what travis was doing out late at night..early morning..who cares....2 fine wonderful people have lost their only child. 2 fine people who took in their sons best friend after he was left brain injured from a motorcycle accident. Mary and Doug my heart aches for you both and I am so saddened by the loss of Travis.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#13 Nov 22, 2010
What was a 23 year old doing in a 2005 Cadillac CTS?
Laura Austan

Brattleboro, VT

#14 Nov 22, 2010
Doug and Mary, I'm so sorry. There are no words. But know that you are cared about, and a lot of people will be praying for you. I apologize for some careless asses who've posted without thinking here. I wish you peace and comfort in this darkest of times.
LawyerCalhoun

Belmont, VT

#15 Nov 22, 2010
mike mulligan wrote:
What was a 23 year old doing in a 2005 Cadillac CTS?
Its a sport sedan that, used, has a present market value of approximately $13,000.

Cadillac in recent years has been trying to appeal to younger drivers.

Why do you think such a car is not appropriate for a 23 year old?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#16 Nov 22, 2010
Everyone is thinking that...it is better to give you a chance to explain it.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#17 Nov 22, 2010
I see them in the $30,000 to $40,000 range?
flat lander

United States

#18 Nov 22, 2010
MIKE his Dad is in the Auto repair business and Travis pulled his weight he was spending time between both separated Parents and in love so he was out and about but was of a good back round
DMC

Roslindale, MA

#19 Nov 22, 2010
I would like to say that it does not matter what time of day or night it was. Who knows if he was drinking, or fell asleep. It does not matter NOW. There is a time and a place for the drunk driving discussion, and this is not it. He was a friend of my niece's, and his friends and family are shattered. Do not assume you know what happened just becaus of the time of night or morning. I lost two friends because someone fell asleep at the wheel. The family is grieving, they do not NEED to comment to the newspaper. What did they expect that they would say? If I had been contacted after my brother-in-law died in June to comment for the paper, I know what I would have told them. I met Travis a few times , enough to know that he is being mourned deeply. RIP, Travis and the others that we have lost to traffic accidents and other reasons. The hole can never be filled. PLease do not assume what you do not know.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#20 Nov 22, 2010
I just don’t think these things are a family story. All the police and ambulance people have seen the out come of the accident…the hospital staff….and I am certain all the family members of the police, the EMT’s, the hospital staff are feeling the heaviness of what occurred. Usually it is only a newspaper story who puts a tragic story like this in some kind of context.

I mean it is horrendus the amounts of our young adults who gets killed in these kinds of accidents.

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