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March 31, 2017

Williston Barracks/ Press release update / Request for information

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH/ Update/ Request for information

 

CASE#: 17A101288                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Corporal Andrew Leise 

STATION: VSP Williston                                

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

Vermont State Police Williston Troopers have continued to investigate and follow up on leads regarding the below incident which took place on March 22, 2017. Troopers were able to obtain images from a witness of the commercial motor vehicle trailer involved in the incident. Troopers are asking the community for leads and information on the CMV trailer seen in the photo below. The victim in the case sustained incapacitating injuries to her face as well as a concussion. These injuries resulted from being struck in the face by ice that came off the top of the trailer in the photo. Anyone with information on the trucking company is asked to call Corporal Andrew Leise at the Williston Barracks 1-802-878-7111.

 

 

From: Leise, Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:17 AM
To: 'VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us' <VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: Williston/ Motor Vehicle Crash (CMV ice through windshield)

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A101288                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Corporal Andrew Leise 

STATION: VSP Williston                                

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: March 22, 2017/0848 hours

STREET: U.S. Route 7

TOWN: Charlotte

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Crosswinds Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy, Windy, Cold

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1 OPERATOR: Celeste N. Brasseur

AGE: 35    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlotte, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Tahoe

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Contact damage to front hood, front windshield shattered

INJURIES: Facial lacerations (glass in face)

HOSPITAL: UVMC

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE: Unknown    

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown

VEHICLE YEAR: Unknown

VEHICLE MAKE: Commercial Motor Vehicle (red), Trailer (white) with red lettering

VEHICLE MODEL: Unknown

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: None

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On March 22, 2017 at approximately 0848 hours VSP Williston Troopers responded to the report of ice that went through the front windshield of a vehicle on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte. It was reported that the operator had injuries. Upon VSP arrival it was found that ice came off the top of a commercial motor vehicle trailer traveling south (reported to be a red cab, white trailer, with red lettering) and flew onto vehicle#2 being driven by Celeste N. Brasseur who was northbound. After the ice struck vehicle#2 and went directly through the front windshield into the face of operator#2, she lost

control and traveled off the east side of U.S. Route 7.

 

A BOL (be on the lookout was aired to) Vergennes P.D. as well as VSP New Haven in an attempt to I.D. the operator of the Commercial Motor Vehicle. No registration plate was obtained from the truck. Operator#1 was transported to UVMC by Charlotte Rescue with significant facial lacerations. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Charlotte Rescue and Fire.

 

Troopers continue to remind all motorists to clear ice off your vehicles to prevent injury collisions. Anyone who may have obtained a registration plate for the southbound Commercial Motor Vehicle is asked to contact Cpl. Andrew Leise at the Williston Barracks 1-802-878-7111.