STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: John Waitekus
STATION: VSP Brattleboro
CONTACT#: 802 254-2382
DATE/TIME: 03-31-16 2315 hours.
LOCATION: Tyler Hill Road at Coolidge Highway in Guilford.
Operator: Cody A. Smith 12-26-92 of Northfield MA.
SEAT BELT No
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1998 Jeep Cherokee MA registration 757FX9
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Heavy front end damage.
V # 1 / Cody Smith / Northfield Ma./ 23 / SEAT BELT NO / Air Bags NO / Serious
head, neck and chest injuries.
HOSPITAL: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital VT. / Baystate Medical Center Springfield. Ma.
ROAD COND: Dry
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 03-31-16 at approximately 2315 hours, Cody A. Smith 23 of
Northfield, MA was traveling West on Tyler Hill Road in Guilford with passenger
Jon Harvey 26, of Guilford VT. Both the operator and passenger were
unrestrained. Cody Smith failed to negotiate a turn and crashed head on into a
guardrail on Tyler Hill Road. There was no airbag deployment. Smith was treated for serious head, neck and chest
injuries at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Baystate
Medical Center in Springfield, MA due to his injuries. Smith was processed for
DUI at the hospital (Results pending). His passenger, Jon Harvey, was uninjured in the crash. This
crash is still under investigation. A follow up press release will be sent.
Trooper John Waitekus
Vermont State Police
464 Marlboro Rd.
Brattleboro, VT. 05301