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April 6, 2017

Royalton Barracks/ MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17B201453                                          

TROOPER: Sgt. E. Hudson

STATION:  Royalton                                        

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 04/06/17 12:45 PM

STREET: Justin Morrill Memorial Highway

TOWN: Strafford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Alger Brook Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: n/a

WEATHER: rain 

ROAD CONDITIONS: wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Herrera-Vasquez, Jose A.

AGE: 51    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lawrence, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: F550 armored car

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end and frame, water damage to interior

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR:  N/A

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: N/A

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the above date and time the Vermont State Police in Royalton were notified of a single vehicle crash involving an armored car that had crashed in to the Ompompanoosuc River in Strafford on the Justin Morrill Memorial Highway.  The occupants of the vehicle were reported to been able to get themselves out of the vehicle.  Upon arrival at the scene the Strafford Fire Department was present and had established control of the roadway.  The driver, Herrera-Vasquez, said he lost control of the vehicle was traveling east towards South Strafford village and was unable to stop due to the extremely wet and muddy condition of the fields at the edge of the river bank.  Both Herrera-Vasquez and a passenger, Aquilino Gurriero, age 26, of Hudson, NH, were able to exit the Brinks Armored car after it came to rest in the river in an upright position.  There were no reported injuries.  The armored car was removed from the river shortly after 3:00 PM and towed from the scene.

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

Sergeant Eric Hudson

Patrol Commander

VSP-Royalton

2011 VT Rt. 107

Bethel, VT 05032

802-234-9933

Eric.Hudson@vermont.gov