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June 7, 2016

Press Release/ Vermont State Police/ Motor Vehicle Collision/ 16A102745

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
 
CASE#: 16A102745
TROOPER: Corporal Andrew Leise    
STATION: VSP Williston                    
CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111
DATE/TIME: June 7, 2016, 0837 hours
LOCATION: I89 Southbound at Exit 14
 
VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Jessica A. Phillips
AGE: 28     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Essex Junction, VT
 
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2009 Honda CRV
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Minimal front bumper contact damage

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Dustin E. Keyser    
AGE: 46    
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: ST. Albans, VT
 
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2000 Chevy Prism
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Minimal-Moderate rear bumper and trunk contact damage
 
INJURIES: None
HOSPITAL: N/A  
WEATHER: Cloudy 
ROAD COND: Dry
 
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On June 7, 2016 at approximately 0837 hours VSP Williston Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision on I89 southbound in S.Burlington at MM88. Investigation at the scene revealed that Operator#1 Jessica Phillips was distracted while looking in her hand bag and rear ended operator#2 Dustin Keyser. There were no injuries. Neither Speed nor impairment were contributing factors.
 
Phillips was issued a 3 point $220 traffic ticket for rear ending the vehicle in front of her while driving distracted. VT State Police Troopers continue to remind motorists to maintain safe distances between vehicles to prevent collisions.