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June 4, 2017

Williston Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash w/ Injury

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:   17A102477                                            

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  CPL Mark Magnant

STATION:  VSP-Williston                         

CONTACT#:  802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME:  06/04/17  11:58 hours

STREET:   I-89N

TOWN:    Williston

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  French Hill

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:  mm 80/95

WEATHER:  cloudy, partly sunny, mild, 72 degrees

ROAD CONDITIONS:  dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:   Ethan B. Shafran

AGE:    23

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Highland Mills, N.Y.

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL:  Camry

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:  Total Loss

INJURIES:  Head injuries, non-incapacitating

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMC)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:58 hours Troopers from the Williston State Police Barracks responded to a single car, roll-over crash on I89 North at mile marker 80/95 (French Hill) in the Town of Williston.  A tan, 2004, Toyota Camry being driven by 23 year old Ethan Shafran of Highland Mills, New York swerved to avoid an unoccupied bicycle that was lying in the travel portion of the left lane.  Shafran lost control of his vehicle while swerving to avoid the bicycle causing his vehicle to enter the median and roll several times.  Shafran's vehicle came to rest on its left side, in the median.  Shafran was able to self-extricate from the vehicle.  Shafran was subsequently transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center for evaluation of non-incapacitating, head injuries.  

 

Based on preliminary investigation it appears that the bicycle involved most likely came off an unidentified vehicle also traveling northbound.  The owner of the bicycle had not come forward or been identified at the time of this press release. 

 

Impairment was not a factor in this crash.  

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted on-scene by Williston Fire & EMS as well as Richmond EMS.  Traffic at the scene was reduced to one lane for approximately forty five minutes while the scene was cleared.

 

This crash remains under investigation.

 

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Vermont Civil Violation Complaint  N/A     T23 VSA  N/A

LODGED - LOCATION:       N/A    

BAIL:  N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: N/A

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME:  N/A

 

 

 

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