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August 4, 2018

Westminster Barracks / Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 18B104695
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Matthew Steeves
STATION: Westminster
CONTACT#: 722-4600

DATE/TIME: 080418 1647 hours
STREET: I-91
TOWN: Putney
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Exit 4
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 18
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1 
OPERATOR: David Chen
AGE:  29    
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Somerville MA

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010
VEHICLE MAKE: Lexus
VEHICLE MODEL: RX
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: passenger side front corner
INJURIES: No

SUMMARY OF CRASH: Chen was traveling south on I-91 when he fell asleep, drifting off the west side of the road on onto the rumble strips. Chen then over corrected back into traffic and lost control, traveling into the median and striking a guardrail on the north side of the road.