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August 7, 2017

Derby barracks/Fatal MV Crash

**Update

Next of kin notified.  Operator #1 identified. 

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17A503199                                                         

TROOPER: Josh Mikkola

STATION:  VSP Derby Barracks                                  

CONTACT#:  802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME:  8/7/17 @ 1541 hours

STREET:  VT RT 58

TOWN: Brownington

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  Intersection with Hunt Hill Road

WEATHER:  Light Rain

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  Michael D. Bachman

AGE: 36

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  E. Calais, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1984

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Station Wagon

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Deceased

HOSPITAL:  N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Alan Poirier

AGE:  59

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barton, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  1987

VEHICLE MAKE: Mack

VEHICLE MODEL:  10-wheel Dump Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:  Extensive front end damage

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 8/7/17, at approximately 1541 hours, the Vermont State Police were notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hunt Hill Road and VT RT 58 in Brownington, VT.  Upon arrival, both vehicles were facing south positioned partially on the roadway.  Investigation has revealed that vehicle 1 was traveling south from Hunt Hill Road and attempted to enter the intersection but did not yield to the oncoming Vehicle 2 which was traveling west on VT RT 58.  It was a broadside collision with the dump truck colliding with the driver’s side of the Toyota.  Traffic traveling on VT RT 58 has the right of way.  There is a stop sign located at the intersection indicating vehicles on Hunt Hill Road to stop. 

 

Vehicle 1 is totaled as a result of the crash.  Vehicle 2 sustained extensive front end damage. Law Enforcement personnel from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department and VT DMV Inspectors assisted at the scene.  Orleans VFD and EMS also responded to the scene. 

 

Investigation into further details of the crash is still pending.   

 

 

COURT ACTION: N

 

 

_____________________

Sergeant Andrew Jensen

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

(802) 334-8881