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January 3, 2017

press release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17A500044                                                          
TROOPER: SGT Lyle Decker
STATION: VSP-St Johnsbury                                       
CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

DATE/TIME: 0730 hours on 1/3/17
STREET: Route 2
TOWN: Danville
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: .1 miles east of West Shore Rd
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:
WEATHER: Cloudy           
ROAD CONDITIONS: Icy

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Matthew Magill
AGE: 25     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cabot, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004
VEHICLE MAKE: Mazda
VEHICLE MODEL: Truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive driver's side damage-totaled
INJURIES: none

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Brian Tallmadge
AGE: 47    
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wheelock, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: Fusion
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Extensive front end damage-totaled
INJURIES: chest pain, later released
HOSPITAL: NVRH


SUMMARY OF CRASH:
The crash occurred on Route 2 in West Danville by Joe's Pond, approximately .1 miles east of West Shore Rd. Magill was traveling east bound on Route 2 when he lost control of Vehicle #1. Vehicle #1 fishtailed several times before colliding with Vehicle #2 in the west bound land. Both operators advised they were traveling approximately 30-40 mph. The roadway was a contributing factor, as they were very icy in this location. Danville Fire and Rescue also responded.

Sergeant Lyle Decker
Vermont State Police
1068 US Route 5, Suite 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-3111