Motorcyclist dies in wreck on Route 7

A fatal motorcycle wreck closed Route 7 for a while on Saturday, April 22.

Police CarTimothy Williams, 34, or Essex was traveling north when he struck a Toyota Rav4 from behind. He died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

A couple from Hinesburg were in the car that was struck south of Church Hill Road, and one of them was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with minor pain, as a precaution, the police report said.

The investigation and witness statements indicate that Williams was traveling well over the 50-mph speed limit.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team assisted in investigating the scene.

Besides the Vermont State Police, Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Shelburne Police and Fire and Rescue helped with the wreck.