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December 12, 2016

Updated Press Release / Crash / VT 22a - Addison/ 12/11/16

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATED

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  16C204104                                         

TROOPER:  Hein

STATION:  New Haven                                   

CONTACT#:  802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME:  12/11/2016 @ 1609

STREET:  VT RT 22A

TOWN:  Addison

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  Nortontown Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:  NA

WEATHER:  Cold, dry, cloudy - Dusk         

ROAD CONDITIONS:  Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  James N Richman

AGE:  78     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Warren, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  1999

VEHICLE MAKE:  Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL:  Impreza

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:   Catastrophic damage to the entire vehicle

INJURIES:  Massive Internal injuries, broken leg.

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR:  Edwina Ho

AGE:  59   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Shoreham, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  2015

VEHICLE MAKE:  Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL:  XVC

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:  Significant left front end, undercarriage and drivetrain.

INJURIES:  Treated and released.

HOSPITAL:  Porter

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 12/11/2016 at approximately 1609 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police, New Haven Barracks responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on VT 22A, near Nortontown Rd, Addison, VT.  Upon arrival it was learned that V#1, a 1999 Subaru Impreza, operated by James Richman (Op#1) collided with V#2, a Subaru XVC operated by Edwina Ho (Op#2).   Preliminary investigation indicates that V#1, Richman, travelled left of center and struck V#2, Ho, in a near head-on manner, despite Ho pulling as far to the right as she could.  The impact caused V#1, Richman, to overturn and come to a position of rest on its roof, off the west side of the roadway:  V#2, Ho, also came to a position of rest, off of the west side of the roadway. 

Upon extrication of the vehicle by the Addison Volunteer Fire Department, Op#1, Richman, was transported by ambulance to the UVM Medical Center, Burlington where, he remains in critical condition.  Op#2, Ho, was transported by ambulance to Porter Hospital, Middlebury, where she was treated and released.

Neither speed nor impairment appear to be contributing factors at this time.

 

UPDATE:

On 12/11/2016 at approximately 2300 the Vermont State Police – New Haven Barracks was notified that Mr. James Richman had succumbed to injuries sustained in the motor vehicle crash stated above.  This update was withheld until proper notification to next of kin could be made. 

This crash remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding the crash is requested to contact the Vermont State Police, New Haven Barracks. 

PBT%:  NA

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint _______NA_______ T23 VSA _______

LODGED - LOCATION:     NA

BAIL:  NA

MUG SHOT:   NA

COURT ACTION:  Pending further investigation.

COURT:  NA

COURT DATE/TIME: NA

 

 

 

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