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June 15, 2017

Williston Barracks - Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A102693                                  

TROOPER: Sgt. Paul Ravelin

STATION: Williston Barracks                                  

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 6/15/17 1540 hours

STREET: Interstate 89

TOWN: Colchester

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: Mile Marker 94.6

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Yousef Yahya

AGE: 16 

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Burlington, VT

 

PASSENGER 1: Anmar Abdulkhaleq

AGE: 34

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Winooski, VT

 

PASSENGER 2: Ryan Longway

AGE: 14

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2008

VEHICLE MAKE: Mazda

VEHICLE MODEL: 3

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

 

INJURIES:

 

OPERATOR: Minor cuts, abrasions, bruising

PASSENGER 1: Concussion, cuts, abrasions, and bruising 

PASSENGER 2: Cuts and abrasions 

             

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On June 15th 2017 at approximately 1540 hours Vermont State Police from the Williston Barracks responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 89 in the Town of Colchester.  Upon arrival to the scene Troopers learned the three occupants in the vehicle were being evaluated by Colchester Rescue and UVM Rescue.  All three occupants suffered cut and abrasions from the crash.  One passenger received a concussion as well.  The investigation showed the vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed and rolled over several times before coming to rest on the driver’s side.  All three occupants were transported to the UVM MC emergency room for evaluation.  All three occupants were wearing seatbelts.  Speed is suspected as reason for the crash.  Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.  Traffic was backed up for over 5 miles while the crash was getting cleaned up.  One additional minor crash occurred in the slowed traffic.  The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to call the Vermont State Police at 802-878-7111.  

 

 

 

Sgt. Paul Ravelin
Vermont State Police
2777 St. George Rd.
Williston, VT 05452
802-878-7111
Paul.Ravelin@vermont.gov