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June 25, 2016

Press release-CRASH with injuries, Town: Somerset, MV vs Cyclists, case#:16D201634

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#:16D201634           

TROOPER: Hudon                                                            

STATION: Brattleboro                    

CONTACT#: (802)254-2382

 

DATE/TIME: June 25, 2016, at approximately 8:45 A.M.

LOCATION: Somerset Road, Somerset

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Lukas Wallace

AGE: 19    

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. 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Cameron Johnson                                                  

AGE: 19    

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.

 

BICYCLISTS INVOLVED:

Graeme Street, 40, of Essex, CT

John Biehn, 33, of Madison, CT

Timothy Ahern, 53, of Essex, CT

 

INJURIES:

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

Ph: (802)254-2382

Fax: (802)257-7951

Email: Jeff.Hudon@vermont.gov

 

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