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December 18, 2016

VSP Press Release: One Vehicle Crash on December 17, 2016 in St. Johnsbury, VT.

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16B105557                          

TROOPER: Loomis

STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 12-17-16/ 1841 hrs.

STREET: Interstate 91 north

TOWN: St. Johnsbury

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 134/2

WEATHER: Light snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: Blacktop, snow and ice covered.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Richard Connell

AGE: 33  

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Saxtons River, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Colorado

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor front end and driver side damage.

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the evening of 12-17-16, State Police were dispatched to a report of a one vehicle crash on Interstate 91 north near mile marker 134/2 in the town of St. Johnsbury, VT. State Police made contact with the operator who was identified as Connell (33). Connell stated that he was traveling north on Interstate 91 at approximately 45 miles per hour when he began to lose control of his vehicle due to road conditions. Connell stated that when he began to lose control of his vehicle he overcorrected, went off the east shoulder of the interstate which is when his vehicle came to a position of uncontrolled rest on the driver side. Connell stated that he was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured. Members from CALEX Ambulance service, St. Johnsbury Fire Department and Caledonia County Sheriff's assisted at the scene. Connell was not issued and tickets.

 

Trooper Seth Loomis

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

PH: 802-748-3111

FX: 802-748-1585

 

E-mail: seth.loomis@vermont.gov