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November 5, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/ MV COLLISION/ 16A105604/ VSP WILLISTON

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH


CASE#: 16A105604   
TROOPER: Sgt. R.J. Lucas
STATION: VSP Williston   
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111


DATE/TIME: 11/04/16 at approx 1705 hours
STREET: I89 Exit #17 NB Off-ramp
TOWN: Colchester
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: US Rte 2 (West)
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 98
WEATHER: Clear 
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry


VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Benway, Matthew
AGE: 27      
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Port Henry, NY

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: 500
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Significant passenger side front corner
INJURIES: None
HOSPITAL: N/A


VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Donahue, Bryan
AGE: 33     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Plattsburg, NY

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009
VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota
VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Minor rear bumper damage
INJURIES: None
HOSPITAL: N/A


SUMMARY OF CRASH:
VSP Williston Troopers responded to a minor two vehicle collision which occurred on the I89 NB Exit 17 Off-ramp.  Upon arrival it was determined that Vehicle #2 and #1 had exited off the interstate and came to a stop at the end of the exit ramp, respectively.  Vehicle #2 reportedly started to proceed right onto Rte 2 (West) but then stopped due to approaching traffic.  Vehicle #1 failed to recognize that Vehicle #2 had stopped and collided with Vehicle #2. 


Neither operator were injured in the crash and both vehicles were able to drive away from the scene.  As a result of both vehicle moving out of the lane of travel, no traffic delays were experienced due to this incident.



Sgt. Bob Lucas

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Patrol Commander

Williston Barracks

(802)878-7111

robert.j.lucas@vermont.gov