Vermont State Police officials provide the crash victim’s name

As Vermont State Police officials continue investigating the circumstances of a car crash in Walden that killed a St. Johnsbury woman on Monday, they provided the victim’s name yesterday afternoon. Rene Rose, 76, died in a crash between the  Toyota Corolla she was driving and a Ford Explorer driven by Mitchell Shatney, 38, of Walden. A report by Sgt. Thomas Howard notes that Rose was traveling east on Rt. 15, east of the intersection with Brookside Drive, when the car she was driving left the lane of travel and struck the guardrail on the eastbound shoulder. The impact pushed the vehicle across the road and into the westbound lane where the Explorer was traveling. The crash between the vehicles left both totaled. Shatney suffered minor injuries, and Rose was pronounced dead at the scene. Release of Rose’s name took nearly two days as authorities tried to notify her family about the crash