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July 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE-#16B102375-CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B102375

TROOPER: SHAFFER                                       

STATION: VSP-ST.J                    

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 07/17/16 @ 1327

 

LOCATION: Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Betty Pope

AGE: 55    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Burke, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Saturn Ion

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Heavy driver's side, Totaled

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Elizabeth Hackett                                   

AGE:  51    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2015 Jeep Patriot

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Heavy Front End, Totaled

 

INJURIES

Pope- Unknown left side and arm

Hackett- Unknown chest and right arm

Rebecca Christie (Vehicle#2), 30, abdominal pain

 

 

HOSPITAL: NVRH             

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD COND: Dry, paved

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: State Police responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries on Memorial Drive in St. Johnsbury in front of Price Chopper on 07/17/16. Investigation found a 2013 Kia Optoma driven by Betty Pope was struck by a 2015 Jeep Patriot driven by Elizabeth Hackett after Pope pulled out in front of Hackett. Both vehicles were totaled. Pope, Hackett, and a passenger in Hackett's vehicle, Rebecca Christie, were transported to NVRH for various minor injuries. Pope was issued a traffic ticket for failure to yield. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y N

COURT DATE:                    

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION:    

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: Y N

 

Trooper David Shaffer

Vermont State Police- St. Johnsbury

802-748-3111

802-748-1585 (Fax)

Please note new email address (eff. 07/27/15) David.Shaffer@Vermont.Gov