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June 9, 2018

Williston Barracks // MV Crash in Jericho

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:18A102574                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Michael Kamerling

STATION: Williston                          

CONTACT#: (802) 878-7111

 

DATE/TIME:  06/08/2018 @ 2116 hours

STREET: Vermont Route 15 at the intersection of River Road

TOWN: Jericho

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry asphalt

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Ronald T. Jones

AGE: 49     

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jericho

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Mitsubishi

VEHICLE MODEL: Gallant

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy front end damage- vehicle totaled

INJURIES: fractured nose, cuts and lacerations- was transported to and admitted at UVM Medical to be evaluated for possible more serious injuries.

HOSPITAL: UVM Medical Center, Burlington

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR:  Lori Thompson

AGE:  55

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Underhill, Vt

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2003

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Pilot

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Heavy front end damage- vehicle totaled

INJURIES: minor injuries – was checked at the scene by Essex Rescue but not transported.

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On June 8, 2018 at approximately 21:16 hours Vermont State Police Troopers, Essex Rescue and Jericho-Underhill Fire Department were dispatched to a two vehicle, head-on motor vehicle crash at the above location.

Preliminary investigation determined that vehicle #1 was entering onto Route 15 from River Road and was attempted to proceed Westbound. While negotiating to turn, vehicle #1 went too wide and made contact with a curb on the north side of the road with the passenger side front wheel/tire. This event caused vehicle #1 to deflect back across the east bound lane, into the West bound lane, and into the path of vehicle #2. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were considered to be total losses. Operator #1 and his front seat passenger, his 13 year old son Christopher Jones, were transported by Essex Rescue to UVM Medical Center to receive treatment for their injuries. Operator #2 was checked at the scene and declined transport/ further treatment.

While investigating the crash the troopers learned that operator #1 had consumed alcohol prior to the crash and it was believed was a factor in the crash. Operator #1 was processed for DWI at UVM Medical Center. The investigation is active and no criminal charges or Vermont Civil Violation Complaints have been filed/issued as of this writing.

An updated press release will be issued at a later date at the conclusion of this investigation.

 

 

 

 

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