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September 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/ MV CRASH/ VSP WILLISTON/ CN: 16A104851

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE


MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 16A104851    
TROOPER: SGT. R.J. LUCAS
STATION: VSP WILLISTON   
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111


DATE/TIME:09/19/16 at approx. 1740 Hrs.
STREET: Main Rd.
TOWN: Huntington
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 400 yards south of Sherman Hollow Rd.
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Clear 
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry/Clear


VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Johnson, Luke
AGE: 50 yrs      
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Huntington, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: F150
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Significant front end damage
INJURIES: to right arm, contusions and abrasions
HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) UVMC


SUMMARY OF CRASH:
VSP Williston was advised of a motor vehicle collision on Main Rd. in the town of Huntington, VT.  Witnesses reported a truck collided head on with a telephone/power pole and that the pole had snapped in half bring the power lines down.


Upon arriving on scene, it was learned that Johnson was traveling NB on Main Rd. when his vehicle left the roadway and collided with the telephone/power pole.  Because the pole broke in half and came to rest on-top of the vehicle, EMS crews were delayed in getting to Johnson until it was confirmed that the power lines were no longer active.  EMS crews removed Johnson and transported him to UVMC with what was classified as non-life threatening injuries.


Due to the positioning of the power pole and lines, the roadway was closed for several hours while crews worked to remove the vehicle and replace the power pole.  The roadway has now been reopened and power has been restored to the area.


PBT%: None Given
Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: TBD
LODGED - LOCATION: No 
BAIL: No
MUG SHOT: N
COURT ACTION: N
COURT:
COURT DATE/TIME: N/A