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October 11, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/ MV COLLISION/ VSP WILLISTON/ CN: 16A105188

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
 
CASE#: 16A105188
TROOPER: McGowan    
STATION: Williston                
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: 10/10/16 at approximately 1709 hrs
LOCATION:  Near Residence #3003 Mount Philo Road in Charlotte, Vermont


VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Kaitlyn Aube
AGE:  23
SEAT BELT: Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlotte, Vermont
INJURY REPORTED: None reported

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2009 2015 Ford Fusion
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Significant damage to front end, towed due to disabling
damage


VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Keegan Schofield
AGE:  21
SEAT BELT: Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ferrisburgh, Vermont
INJURY REPORTED: Possible neck injury
HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2014 Chevy Spark
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Moderate damage to rear end, towed due to disabling damage


WEATHER: Clear
ROAD COND: Dry


SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 10/10/16 at approximately 1709 hours Vermont State Police, Charlotte Rescue, and Charlotte Fire Department responded to a two vehicle crash on Mount Philo Road in Charlotte.


A subsequent investigation found that Vehicle #2 and #1 were traveling southbound on Mt. Philo Rd., respectively.  Upon approaching residence #3003, Vehicle #2 slowed down for a runner on the side of the road. Operator #1 failed to recognize this decrease in speed at which time Vehicle #1 collided with the rear of Vehicle #2. 


Operator #1 was found to be in violation of Title 23 VSA Section 1039 (Following too closely) and will be issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for this offense.