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July 8, 2016

16B102219/ MV Crash/ Barnet, VT/ 07-08-16

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#:16B102219

TROOPER: Lt. M. Amadon                                                           

STATION: VSP-St. Johnsbury                 

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 07-08-2016/ 0706 hrs

LOCATION: I-91 (Exit 18) and Bimson Drive, Barnet, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dillon Garand

AGE: 30

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:2014 Chevrolet Cruze

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Front End, Rear End

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 07-08-2016, the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of I-91 north, exit 18 and Bimson Drive, in the town of Barnet, VT.  Investigation revealed Operator #1 was exiting I-91 north at Exit 18 and attempted to stop at the bottom of the ramp.  Operator #1 advised the brakes on his vehicle did not work at that time, causing vehicle #1 to be unable to slow down enough as it approached the intersection. Vehicle #1 traveled through the intersection and drove off the opposing side of Bimson Drive, striking a ditch that bordered Bimson Drive.  Vehicle #1 sustained front and rear end damage.  Operator #1 was traveling alone and was uninjured.