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February 8, 2017

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Motor Vehicle Crash/ 17A400705

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A400705                                                          

Corporal C. Schulze

STATION: St. Johnsbury               

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 02/08/17    0623 hours

STREET: Interstate 91 South       

TOWN: Thetford

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 83/95

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Slush and ice

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Crystal Burch

AGE: 28     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vershire, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2008       

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Escape

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end

INJURIES: No

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Kathleen Cawley

AGE: 25     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Corinth, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Rear end

INJURIES: No

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 02/08/17, the State Police responded to a two vehicle collision on Interstate

91 South in Thetford. Members of the Thetford Fire Department and a deputy with

the Orange County Sheriff's Department responded as well.

 

Both vehicles were near the end of the on ramp. Kathleen Cawley applied her

brakes as she was about to merge onto the Interstate. Crystal Burch was

traveling behind Cawley's vehicle and attempted to slow down. Crystal Burch's

vehicle slid on the slush/icy roadway and struck the rear of Cawley's vehicle.

There were no reported injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.