STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
DATE/TIME: June 25, 2016, at approximately 8:45 A.M.
LOCATION: Somerset Road, Somerset
OPERATOR: Lukas Wallace
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Halifax, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1998 GMC pickup truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: front driver side headlight, grill, bumper, hood. Damage to passenger side near door as well.
OPERATOR: Cameron Johnson
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jacksonville, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2007 Chevrolet, pickup truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: front driver side headlight, front fender.
Graeme Street, 40, of Essex, CT
John Biehn, 33, of Madison, CT
Timothy Ahern, 53, of Essex, CT
Graeme Street: left knee and hand.
Timothy Ahern: Head and compound fractures in left leg
John Biehn: Internal injuries, ankle and wrist.
HOSPITAL: Graeme was treated and released at Southwestern VT Medical Center
Timothy and John were both treated at Southwestern VT Medical Center, and then transferred to Albany Medical Center. Both are in stable condition at this time.
WEATHER: warm, clear.
ROAD COND: gravel
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On June 25, 2016 at approximately 8:54 A.M; Troopers with the VT State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Somerset Road in Somerset. It was reported that three bicyclists were struck by a vehicle and all were injured. Upon arrival, it was learned, a 1998 GMC truck operated by Lukas Wallace, 19, of Halifax struck all three cyclists. Wallace also struck another vehicle operated by Cameron Johnson, 19, of Jacksonville. The three cyclists were identified as Graeme Street, 40, of Essex, CT; John Biehn, 33, of Madison, CT; and Timothy Ahern, 53, of Essex, CT. All three cyclists were transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. The Wilmington Police Department, and Fire Department, as well as Deerfield Valley Rescue assisted at the scene. This crash is under investigation and State Police are seeking information in regards to it. Information can be provided by calling (802)254-2382, or anonymously on the Vermont State Police website (vsp.vermont.gov).
COURT ACTION: Pending results of investigation
Trooper Jeff Hudon
Vermont State Police
464 Marlboro Road
Brattleboro, VT 05301
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