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December 11, 2016

Press Release, VSP Westminster, MV Crash, Vernon, 16D004330

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16D004330                                      

TROOPER: Roel Diaz

STATION: Westminster                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 12/11/2016 1801 hours

STREET: I-91 SB

TOWN: Vernon

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 3.2

WEATHER: cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Michael Eriksen          

AGE: 28   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cambridge, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Focus

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor damage to the hood and front bumper

INJURIES: No

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: John Cahill  

AGE: 35   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Greenfield, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1999

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Wrangler

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: No damage

INJURIES: Minor neck pain

HOSPITAL: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital  

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 12/11/2016, at approximately 1801 hours, a member of the Vermont State Police, responded to a two motor vehicle crash on Interstate 91 south, mile marker 3.2, in the Town of Vernon. Upon arrival, investigation revealed the operator of vehicle #2, John Cahill, 35, was traveling south on the right lane when vehicle #1 rear-ended vehicle #2. The operator of vehicle #1 was identified as Michael Eriksen, 28. 

As a result of the crash, Cahill sustained minor neck injury and he was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Rescue Inc.

PBT%: no

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: operator of vehicle #1 was issued a ticket for following too closely