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June 6, 2018

Rutland Barracks / Serious Bodily Injury Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: Troopers with the Vermont State Police have concluded an investigation regarding a motor vehicle crash that happened on October 22, 2017 on US Route 4 in the Town of Killington, VT. As a result of injuries sustained in the crash, Fox will require the use of a wheelchair. Troopers revealed enough evidence to charge Operator #1 (Nicole Auclair). Auclair has been charged with the Offense(s) of Grossly Negligent Operation with Death Resulting and Grossly Negligent Operation with Serious Bodily Injury Resulting. Auclair is scheduled to appear in Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division on July 16, 2018 @ 0830 hours to answer to the charge.

 

UPDATE: Operator #3 ( Micheal Petralia) has died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on October 22nd.  Next of kin has been notified.  At this time, no further information is being released. Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Passenger #3 (Aishia Fox) status has changed from Serious condition to Stable condition.

 

UPDATE: Please refer to Passenger #3 for name, age and town of residence. Family members have been notified of Passenger #3 medical status.

 

UPDATE: Please refer to Operator #3 for name, age and town of residence. Family members have been notified of Operator #3 medical status.

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B405536                                                       

TROOPER RANK / FULL NAME: Trooper Steven Schutt

STATION: RUTLAND                               

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: October 22, 2017 / 1030 hours

STREET: US Route 4 / East Mountain Road

TOWN: Killington, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: East Mountain Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear and dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Nicole Auclair

AGE: 30

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Plymouth, VT

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Volvo

VEHICLE MODEL: XC7

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Jacob Lyngdal

AGE: 20

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orange, CT

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

PASSENGER: Quentin Lyngdal

AGE: 52

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orange, CT

INJURIES: Minor back and neck pain

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Volkswagon

VEHICLE MODEL: CC Sport

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Michael Petralia

AGE: 79

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sudbury, VT.

INJURIES: Serious – Death Resulting

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Hanover, NH

 

PASSENGER: Aishia Fox

AGE: 62

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sudbury, VT

INJURIES: Serious – Changed to Stable - Disabled

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Hanover, NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Motorcycle

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #3: Totaled

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: 

 

On October 22, 2017 at approximately 1030 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Rutland barracks were notified of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of US Route 4 and East Mountain Road in the Town of Killington. It was reported the crash involved five persons, one person was ejected from a vehicle and unresponsive. The Killington Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service, Manchester Rescue Squad, and Wallingford Rescue Squad all responded.

Preliminary investigation determined that Nicole Auclair was operating a 2005 Volvo XC7 on US Route 4, traveling westbound on US Route 4 towards East Mountain Road. Jacob Lyngdal was operating a 2010 Volkswagon CC Sport, traveling westbound on US Route 4 towards East Mountain Road. The vehicle being operated by Auclair collided within the rear end of Lyngdals’ vehicle, causing Lyngdals’ vehicle to cross the center line into the eastbound lane. The operator of vehicle #3 operating a 2005 Honda Motorcycle on US Route 4, traveling eastbound on US Route 4 towards East Mountain Road. Vehicle #3 collided with Lyngdals’ vehicle ejecting operator #3 and passenger from the vehicle.

The operator and passenger of vehicle #3 sustained serious injuries and was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by DHART. Quentin Lyngdal sustained less-serious injuries. He was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service where he was treated and released.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene to process the crash. Any criminal charges which may result from this incident will be filed by the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation.

Names of the operator and passenger of vehicle #3 are being held pending family notification of medical injuries. Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police – Rutland Barracks (802) 773-9101.

At this time, no further information is being released.

 

VERMONT CIVIL VIOLATION COMPLAINT: Pending

LODGED: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: July 16, 2018 @ 0830 hours

 




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