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April 10, 2017

Williston Barracks/ Motor Vehicle Collision

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A101586                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Andrew Leise

STATION: VSP Williston                                

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: April 10, 2017/ 0815 hours

STREET: Main Road

TOWN: Huntington

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 3019 Main Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear and sunny        

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear and dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: John B. Thomas-Squire

AGE: 60      

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Starksboro, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Prius

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate front right quarter panel and bumper contact damage. Front windshield contact damage

INJURIES: Minor cut to operator#1's finger

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On April 10, 2017 at approximately 0815 hours VSP Williston Troopers responded to Main Road in the town of Huntington for the report of a vehicle that went off the road and struck several mailboxes. Investigation at the scene revealed that John B. Thomas-Squire of Starksboro VT was distracted, lost control of his car, and traveled off the road striking two mailbox posts as well as four mailboxes. Neither speed nor impairment were contributing factors. Thomas-Squire advised he took his eyes off the road to reach for his work I.D. which was hanging from his rear view mirror when he lost control of his car. Thomas-Squire was issued a VCVC pursuant to Title 23 VSA Section 1081(a) for failing to maintain control. $220 and 3 points.