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February 11, 2017

VSP St. Johnsbury Press Release: Crash I91 N Ryegate mm112

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  17A400781                         
TROOPER: Casey Ross
STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                       
CONTACT#:748-3111

DATE/TIME: February 11, 2017
STREET: Interstate 91 N
TOWN: Ryegate
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: MM 112
WEATHER: Cloudy
ROAD CONDITIONS: Slush

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Nicole Barton
AGE: 20
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Enfield, NH

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015
VEHICLE MAKE: Volkswagen
VEHICLE MODEL: Jetta
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: Minor

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Mackenzie Monreau
AGE: 21
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sheffield, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009
VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru
VEHICLE MODEL: Forrester
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Drivers Side Rear End
INJURIES: None

VEHICLE #3
OPERATOR: Cory Nelson
AGE: 21
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Littleton, NH

VEHICLE YEAR: 1998
VEHICLE MAKE: Volkswagen
VEHICLE MODEL: Bug
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Front Passenger Side
INJURIES: None

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On February 11, 2017, at 1559 hours, the Vermont State Police were notified of a single car in rollover in Ryegate on I91 N near mm112. Upon arrival the vehicle was off of the travel lane on its roof. Investigation revealed Vehicle 1, heading North on I91 was attempting to get into the passing lane to pass a Tractor Trailer unit, and the operator, Barton, lost control of the vehicle resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway and rolling over. A secondary collision occurred when operator of vehicle 2, Monreau, attempted to stop and ensure the occupants of the rollover were ok, and the operator of vehicle could not slow down enough to avoid a collision.
Barton attempted to pass without care due to road conditions, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1033.
Nelson was following too closely a violation of Title 23 VSA 1039.
Vehicle 1 was totaled due to airbags being deployed and body damage.
Vehicle 2 sustained minor damage to the driver’s side rear headlight and bumper.
Vehicle 3 sustained minor damage to the passenger side headlight and bumper.


COURT ACTION: No