On 07/16/2016 at approximately 1522 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the access road at the end of Spring Tree Road near the I-91 bridge construction zone for a report of a motor vehicle that had just driven into the West River. Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. also responded.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that a white 2004 Nissan Maxima was on its driver side in the West River facing north. The vehicle was operated by Gonzalo E. Aguilar Ramos, 24, of Honduras. Aguilar Ramos and a 23 year old male passenger were able to exit the vehicle on their own without any injuries.
Aguilar Ramos stated that he lost control of his vehicle, struck a concrete barrier and then drove into the West River.