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May 10, 2018

New Haven Barracks/Motor Vehicle Collision

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE


PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH


CASE#: 18B501427   
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Adria Pickin
STATION: New Haven  
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919


DATE/TIME: May 10, 2018/1457 hours
STREET: US Route 7
TOWN: Ferrisburgh
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Monkton Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry


VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Carissa Berry
AGE: 29    
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT


VEHICLE YEAR: 2015
VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan
VEHICLE MODEL: Rogue
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: Unknown
HOSPITAL: Porter Hospital


VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Eric Hoffman
AGE: 48    
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT


VEHICLE YEAR: 2007
VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge
VEHICLE MODEL: Caliber
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled
INJURIES: N/A
HOSPITAL: N/A


VEHICLE #3
OPERATOR: Paul Connor
AGE: 68   
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Middlebury, VT


VEHICLE YEAR: 2017
VEHICLE MAKE: WAMC
VEHICLE MODEL: TK
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #3: Minor scrapes
INJURIES: N/A
HOSPITAL: N/A


SUMMARY OF CRASH: On May 10, 2018, at approximately 1457 hours, State Police were advised of a three vehicle crash at the intersection of US Route 7 and Monkton Road in the Town of Ferrisburgh. State Police arrived on scene and identified Carissa Berry as Operator#1. Berry advised that prior to the collision, she was stopped at the red light at the intersection of US Route 7
and Monkton Road. Berry stated that she wasn't paying attention and assumed the light had turned green and proceeded to travel east through the intersection. Berry advised that she collided with a vehicle travelling northbound before striking a guardrail and becoming lodged under a TT Unit that was stopped on the other side of the intersection.


State Police proceeded to speak with Operator#2, identified as Eric Hoffman. Hoffman advised that prior to the collision, he was travelling northbound on US Route 7 at approximately 50mph. As he approached the intersection with Monkton Road, Hoffman advised that he could see a vehicle begin to travel eastbound through the intersection and into his lane of travel. Hoffman stated that he slammed on the brakes, but collided with the vehicle in the intersection.


State Police subsequently spoke with Operator#3, identified as Paul Connor. Connor advised that prior to the collision he was stopped at a red light at the intersection with US Route 7 and Monkton Road. Connor advised that while stopped, he could see a vehicle begin to travel eastbound through the intersection and as the vehicle did so, the vehicle collided with another vehicle that was travelling northbound. Connor advised after the initial collision, the vehicle proceeded to hit a nearby guardrail and became lodged underneath his TT Unit.


Vehicle#1 and Vehicle#2 were totaled as a result of the collision. Vehicle#3 sustained minor damage and only Operator#1 (Berry) sustained injuries. It is not believed that alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision.


State Police were assisted on scene by the Vergennes Fire Department, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS), and the Vergennes Police Department.



Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N




Trooper Adria C. Pickin

Vermont State Police

"B" Troop New Haven Barracks

802-388-4919 P  802-453-7918 F

adria.pickin@vermont.gov