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March 15, 2017

Williston Barracks/ Tractor Trailer Unit Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A101185                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Cpl. Andrew Leise, Cpl. Mark Magnant, Trooper Adam Marchand

STATION: VSP Williston                                

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: March 15, 2017/3:18pm

STREET: Interstate 89

TOWN: Richmond

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: N/A

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: MM76 Northbound

WEATHER: Snow             

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet Snow

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Andrew S. Burdeaux

AGE: 31     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Longview Texas

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: TT-Unit and Trailer

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Fairing contact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On March 15, 2017 at approximately 3:18pm VT State Police Williston Troopers responded to the report of a jackknifed tractor trailer unit on Interstate 89 in Richmond at MM76 Northbound. Upon arrival, the truck portion of the commercial motor vehicle was found in the median and the trailer portion was located in the passing lane of the interstate. Troopers stood by while a heavy duty wrecker responded and pulled the truck back onto the interstate. VT Dept. of Motor Vehicles assisted at the scene by conducting a brief CMV inspection. Investigation revealed that the driver was traveling too fast for existing road conditions and lost control. Impairment was not a contributing factor in this collision. The operator of the truck was issued two Vermont Civil Violation Complaints, one for Failing to maintain control, and one for driving on roadways laned for traffic. Troopers were able to clear the crash scene in one hour.