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November 24, 2016

Press Release/ Vermont State Police/ Motor Vehicle Collision/ 16A105968

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16A105968                                                          

TROOPER: Corporal Andrew W. Leise

STATION: VSP Williston                                

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 11/24/16

STREET: Interstate 89 N.B.

TOWN: Richmond

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: MM 78

WEATHER: Snow             

ROAD CONDITIONS: Slush

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Shiloh Rousseau

AGE: 27     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Yaris

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate passenger side contact damage

INJURIES: None

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: William Cove

AGE: 63    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterbury Center, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forrester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate-severe passenger side contact damage

INJURIES: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On November 24, 2016 at approximately 0908 hours Vermont State Police

Williston Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision on I89 in Richmond just north of Exit 11. Investigation

at the scene revealed that Shiloh Rousseau lost control of her 2010 Toyota Yaris attempting to pass and struck a Subaru

Forrester which was being operated by William Cove. Cove's Forrester was subsequently forced into a guardrail at the scene.

 

Both vehicles sustained moderate to severe contact damage. There were no injuries. Front summer tire tread depth on

Rousseau's vehicle was low and not adequate for the winter weather driving conditions. 

 

Rousseau was issued a VCVC pursuant to Title 23 VSA Section 1081(a) speed restrictions for failing to maintain control

of her car. This violation carries a $220.00 fine and 4 points as it resulted from a collision.