LibreOffice crashes when opening file from USB

For the past half year (at least), LibreOffice crashes whenever I try open a file from a 128 gb USB stick. I am running Windows 10 64 bit, and have gone through about 4-5 libreoffice updates during this time, and have had this problem with each one (currently 5.1.0, I believe).

I can copy the same files to my hard drive, and have no problem opening the files. This problem occurs for ods, odw, doc, xls, docx, … etc.

From work, using Word / Excel and on another computer, I have no problem opening / editing /saving directly to the USB memory stick. I scan the drive, and prior to everything crashing with libre office, there are no problems with the drive.

When it crashes, unfortunately it requires a restart of the computer, and then a scan /recover of the memory stick (the folder I had been trying to access a file from has errors that are easily recovered without data loss, it seems). I am unable to kill the process from the windows task manager, nor can I kill/restart explorer, which also crashes concurrently.

I am able to open other files from the usb stick from this same machine using other applications, with no problems.

At this point I should know better and just copy the files over, work on them, then copy back, but frequently I am on autopilot, and end up cursing as it again crashes. I am not sure of where to look for troubleshooting ideas. Any suggestions? Is this a known issue with a windows-10 64-bit LibreOffice installation?