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November 11, 2019

New Haven Barracks/ Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 19B503193
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Sean Hauter
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: (802)388-4919

DATE/TIME: 11/11/19, 1801 hours
STREET: VT Route 17W
TOWN: Addison
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Jersey Street
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Snow
ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Donald Bickford
AGE: 68      
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Addison, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018
VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan
VEHICLE MODEL: Rogue
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end damage
INJURIES: N/A
HOSPITAL: N/A

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Patrick Kachmar
AGE: 47    
SEAT BELT? N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004
VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep
VEHICLE MODEL: Cherokee
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Driver's side damage, broken rear axle
INJURIES: N/A
HOSPITAL: N/A

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 11/11/19 at approximately 1801 hours, Troopers responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash on VT Route 17W near the
intersection with Jersey Street in the Town of Addison. Initial investigation indicates that Donald Bickford (OP#1) was
traveling east around a curve when an unidentified vehicle forced him off the eastbound lane. When Bickford attempted to return to the lane of travel, he crossed into the opposing lane due to snowy road conditions. Bickford then sideswiped Patrick Kachmar (OP#2), who was traveling west. As a result of the collision, Kachmar left the roadway off the westbound lane and crashed into a road sign.

Kachmar was evaluated by rescue personnel and did not suffer any injuries other than soreness. There were no other injuries as a result of this crash.

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by members of Town Line First Response, Addison Fire Department, and Vergennes Rescue Squad.

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N
COURT ACTION: N
COURT: N/A
COURT DATE/TIME: N/A

Tpr. Sean Hauter

Vermont State Police

Troop B- New Haven Barracks

Tel: (802)388-4919 x2757

Fax: (802)453-7918

Email: Sean.Hauter@Vermont.gov