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July 7, 2017

Williston Barracks/ Motor Vehicle Crash- Construction Zone

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A103063                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Andrew Leise, Lt. Garry Scott, Trooper Jimmy

Fox

STATION: VSP Williston                                                 

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: July 7, 2017/ 0711 hours

STREET: Interstate 89

TOWN: Milton

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Lamoille River Bridge construction zone

INTERSTATE Mile Marker: MM101 Southbound

WEATHER: Clear and Dry              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear and Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Chantal David

AGE: 20     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 1995

VEHICLE MAKE: Saab

VEHICLE MODEL: 9.5

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate to severe front end contact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Michael W. Heller

AGE: 43    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfax, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy

VEHICLE MODEL: Cruze

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate front end and rear end contact damage

INJURIES: Non-Incapacitating back injury

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center

 

Vehicle #3

OPERATOR: Matthew J. King

AGE: 37

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Fusion

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #3: Moderate rear end contact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

Vehicle #4 (non-contact vehicle)

OPERATOR: George Champney

AGE: 69

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bolton, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Tacoma

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #4: None

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On July 7, 2017 at approximately 0711 Vermont State Police Williston Troopers were called out to a 3 vehicle collision on I89 in Milton at

MM102 southbound. Investigation at the scene revealed that operator#1 Chantal David was on her cell phone and rear ended a vehicle directed in front of her in

a construction zone at the Lamoille River Bridge. After the initial collision, vehicle#2 then collided with vehicle#3. Neither speed nor impairment were

contributing factors. Operator#2 Heller was transported to UVMC with non-incapacitating injuries. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Milton Fire

Department and Milton Rescue. Operator#1 Chantal David will be mailed traffic tickets for following too closely $220 and 3 points as well as cell phone use in

a construction zone $230 and 4 points. Vermont State Police would like to remind motorists of the dangers of distracted driving and ask that everyone do their part to keep VT highways safe.