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August 8, 2017

New Haven Barracks/ Fatal Crash UPDATE

UPDATE

The fourth victim of the crash has been identified as Jennifer N. Valdez, age 34, of Westerville, Ohio.

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B502681                                                           

TROOPER RANK / FULL NAME: Trooper Eden Neary

STATION: NEW HAVEN                                 

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: August 7, 2017 approximately 1241 hours

STREET: Vermont Route 22A

TOWN: Bridport

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: N. Cream Hill Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: Not Applicable

WEATHER: Cloudy, Dry     

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry pavement

 

VEHICLE #1

VEHICLE YEAR: 2001

VEHICLE MAKE: Volkswagen

VEHICLE MODEL: Beetle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

HOSPITAL: NO TRANSPORT

 

OPERATOR: Steven Holmes

AGE: 20

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chatsworth, GA

HOSPITAL: NO TRANSPORT

 

PASSENGER: Amber Brewer

AGE: 19

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Dalton, GA

HOSPITAL: NO TRANSPORT

 

PASSENGER: Justin Hendrix

AGE: 38

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bryceville, FL

HOSPITAL: NO TRANSPORT

 

PASSENGER: Female, pending next of kin notification

AGE:

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pending next of kin notification

HOSPITAL: NO TRANSPORT

 

VEHICLE #2

VEHICLE YEAR: 2000

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

 

OPERATOR: Lisa Nunez

AGE: 51

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Leesburg, FL

INJURIES: Injuries sustained to both legs/Non-life threatening.

HOSPITAL: UVM Medical Center

 

PASSENGER: Thomas Sykes

AGE: 27

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wilmer, AL

INJURIES: Non-life threatening injuries

HOSPITAL: UVM Medical Center

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: 

Troopers with the New Haven Barracks responded to a two vehicle crash on Vermont Route 22A near North Cream Hill Rd in Bridport, VT. Upon arrival troopers discovered a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle collided head on with a 2000 Ford F-350 Truck.  When emergency personnel arrived they discovered the four occupants of the Volkswagen Beetle were deceased. 

 

The operator of the Volkswagen was identified as Steven Holmes (20) of Chatsworth, GA. The passengers in the Volkswagen were identified as Justin Hendrix (38) of Bryceville, FL, Amber Brewer (19) of Dalton, GA and a female who’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  

 

The operator of the Ford Truck was identified as Lisa Nunez (51) of Leesburg, FL. Ms. Nunez sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to UVM Medical Center.  The passenger in the truck, who was identified as Thomas Sykes (27), also sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to UVM Medical Center.

 

Preliminary investigation has determined V#1 (Volkswagen) was traveling northbound on Vermont Route 22A when, it crossed over the centerline, for an unknown reason, and struck V#2 (Ford Truck) head on in the southbound lane.  Both vehicles sustained heavy front end damage.      

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Vergennes Police Department, Bridport Fire Department, Townline First Response, Middlebury Rescue and Middlebury Heavy Rescue. 

 

The cause of this crash is still under investigation, anyone with information please contact Trooper Eden Neary at the New Haven State Police Barracks.   

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A

LODGED NO - LOCATION: N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: None at this time

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME:

PBT: N/A