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July 23, 2016

Vermont State Police St. Albans PRESS RELEASE UPDATE --- Incident#16A203181-- MV Crash --

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE FOLLOW UP

               

CASE#: 16A203181

TROOPER: Filipek

STATION:  VSP- St. Albans

CONTACT#: 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 7/2/2016 @ 1232 hrs

LOCATION: Carter Hill Rd, Highgate

VIOLATION: Motor Vehicle Crash (Car vs. Motorcycle)

 

VEHICLE #1 :

OPERATOR:        Cody Pion

AGE:                      26     

HELMET?             Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:         Milton, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:           2004 Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:   Totaled

 

 

VEHICLE #2:

OPERATOR:        Brandi Marie Garcia

AGE:                      24     

SEAT BELT?          Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:         Highgate Springs, VT 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:           2014 Toyota RAV4

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:                   Front end. Totaled.

 

INJURIES:

 

V#1 / Cody Pion / Arms, legs, hip, unknown / wearing helmet

 

HOSPITAL:           Northwest Medical Center

WEATHER:           Sunny

ROAD COND:     Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 On July 2, 2016 at approximately 1232 hrs, VSP responded to a car versus motorcycle crash on Carter Hill Rd. in Highgate. It was observed to be a head-on collision, the motorcycle operator was ejected approximately 75 feet into the neighbor's yard.  After an investigation and interviewing eyewitnesses it was determined that Vehicle #1 was traveling Northwest on Carter Hill Road at a high rate of speed. Vehicle#2 was traveling Southeast, almost at a complete stop, and in the process of turning into a driveway.  Due to the excessive speed, Operator #1 did not have enough time to react after the first point of possible perception before impact. Operator #1 was transported to Northwest Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of serious injuries. Operator #2 was not injured. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor for the crash.

 

UPDATE:

On 7/23/16, Cody Pion was located in Milton and cited for Grossly Negligent Operation of his Motor Vehicle. He was issued a citation to appear in VT Superior Court on August 29, 2016.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 8/29/2016                              

COURT: Franklin Superior/Criminal

 

MUG SHOT: N

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Trooper Mike Filipek

Vermont State Police – St. Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

P: 802-524-5993

F: 802-527-1150

Email: Michael.filipek@vermont.gov