UPDATED: Driver killed in Friday Route 7 crash in Ferrisburgh

UPDATED Thursday morning.

FERRISBURGH — The driver of a Subaru was killed in a Route 7 crash in Ferrisburgh this past Friday just after midnight. On the evening of Wednesday, May 24, Vermont State Police identified the woman who died as 36-year-old Katherine Looby of Waltham.

Troopers report that Looby was driving a 2012 Subaru Impreza wassouthbound on Route 7 near Dakin Farm at around 12:12 a.m. when it crossed over into the northbound lane and crashed into a 2016 Volvo VNL tractor-trailer hauling a load of empty kegs to Shelburne. The two vehicles came to rest next to the guardrails on the west side of the highway, and the Subaru caught fire. The blaze destroyed both vehicles.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured, police said.

The road was described as dry at the time of the crash and the weather clear.

Route 7 was closed for about nine hours.

Police said further information of the deceased driver would be released pending notification to next-of-kin. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Trooper Nicole Twamley at [email protected] or by calling 802-388-4919.

State police were assisted by Ferrisburgh Fire Department & Rescue, Vergennes Fire Department & Rescue, Vermont Hazmat Team and DMV Police.

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