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November 23, 2016

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Motor Vehicle Collision/Incident#16C203899

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE


PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH


CASE#: 16C203899   
TROOPER: Adria Pickin
STATION: New Haven  
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919


DATE/TIME: November 23, 2016/0346 hours
STREET: River Road
TOWN: New Haven
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Sargent Cross Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry blacktop


VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Christopher Gearwar
AGE: 28   
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hinesburg


VEHICLE YEAR: 1997
VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota
VEHICLE MODEL: Camry

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: Sore Extremities/Neck
HOSPITAL: Porter Hospital


SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On November 23, 2016, at approximately 0346 hours, State Police were advised of
a single motor vehicle collision with a utility pole on River Road in the Town
of New Haven. State Police were notified upon arrival that the operator,
identified as Christopher Gearwar, had been transported to Porter Hospital for
non-life threatening injuries. State Police later interviewed Gearwar in regards
to the collision. Gearwar advised that prior to the collision, he was travelling
southbound on River Road at approximately 40mph. Gearwar stated that he looked
down briefly at his phone and that when he looked backed up he saw the utility
pole. Gearwar subsequently collided with the utility pole. After colliding with the utility pole, Gearwar overturned his vehicle. Gearwar's vehicle was totaled as a result of the collision. Alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision


PBT%: N/A
Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N
COURT ACTION: N




Trooper Adria C. Pickin

Vermont State Police

“C” Troop New Haven Barracks

802-388-4919 P  802-453-7918 F

adria.pickin@vermont.gov