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September 24, 2016

Press Release, VSP Westminster, Crash, Guilford, 16D002026

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  16D002026                                         

TROOPER: John waitekus

STATION: VSP Westminster                                       

CONTACT#: 802 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 09-22-16 1724 hrs

STREET: I 91 North Bound mile 5.5

TOWN: Guilford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: VT Welcome Ctr and I-91 mile 5.5

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 5.5 north bound

WEATHER: clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Vincent Atkins

Age 53

SEAT BELT  Yes

Montmagny QC.

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: International / Tractor Trailer unit

VEHICLE MODEL: Prost

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: scratch on rear bumper

INJURIES: no

HOSPITAL: no

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Richard A. Girolomo

AGE:  66   

SEAT BELT, Yes

Cheshire, CT.

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Murano

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: front end damage

INJURIES: general head to toe soreness reported

HOSPITAL: no

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 09-22-16 at 1724 hours Vincent Atkins of QC. was operating his a tractor

trailer and missed his turn while entering the truck entrance at the VT welcome

center at mile 5.5 north bound on I-91. When Atkins began backing up, he struck

a vehicle operated by Richard Girolomo of CT causing front end damage.

 

Op-1 Atkins was ticked for backing unsafely. There were no injuries and all were

wearing seat belts.

 

PBT%: both operators .000%

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint #3084892 T23 VSA 1113.

LODGED -NO

BAIL:NO

MUG SHOT:NO

COURT ACTION: NO

COURT: NA

COURT DATE/TIME: NA

 

Trooper John Waitekus  #522

Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks 

Mailing address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Physical address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Westminster VT. 05158

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

John.waitekus@vermont.gov