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November 29, 2016

Press Release - FATAL CRASH - 16D304753

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  16D304753                                         

TROOPER: Blais

STATION: Royalton VSP                

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 745 am  11/29/16

STREET: US Rt 4 near the intersection of Pearson Rd

TOWN: Bridgewater

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Pearson Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Rain and fog

ROAD CONDITIONS: road partially covered in ice

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Susan Cadwell Brown

AGE: 56   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bridgewater, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: 500

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end and driver side front quarter panel

INJURIES: minor injuries

 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Cecil Madison

AGE: 53     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Herkimer, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: Semi Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Heavy front end damage

INJURIES: minor injuries

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Operator name withheld pending family notification

AGE: 62    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: F-350

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: vehicle totaled in collision

INJURIES: Op3 died as a result of injuries

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/29/16 at approximately 0745 Vermont State Police were notified of a 3 car collision in Bridgewater by Pearson Rd.  Windsor County Sheriff Dept, Vermont State Police, and Vermont DMV officers responded to the crash.  On scene investigation found the following.  At the time of the crash there was freezing rain and the road surface was partially covered in ice.  Vehicle 1 was travelling west on VT Rt 4 in the Town of Bridgewater.  As vehicle 1 entered a curve operator 1 lost control of her vehicle and vehicle 1 crossed the center line into the east bound lane of a tractor trailer truck, vehicle 2.  Vehicle 2 attempted to swerve left to avoid vehicle 1 and crossed the center line into the west bound lane and struck vehicle 3 head on in the west bound lane.  Operator 3 was pronounced dead on scene, operators 1 and 2 were checked by ambulance and released from the scene. 

 

This crash remains under investigation and further information will be released when available.

 

 

 

Trooper Christopher Blais

Vermont State Police, Royalton

2011 VT Route 107

Bethel, VT 05032

802-234-9933

FAX (802)-234-6520