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December 27, 2019

US Rt. 5 and Rt 14 Crash Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19A505066                                     

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper James Gallup

STATION: Derby             

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 12/27/19 at approximately 0255 hours

STREET: US Rt. 5

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Rt. 14 and Coventry Station Rd.

WEATHER: Freezing Rain            

ROAD CONDITIONS: Ice Covered Road

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jean Paul Lamoureux

AGE: 64    

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Kenworth

VEHICLE MODEL: 800

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front and Rear Bumper

INJURIES: Head and Leg injuries

HOSPITAL: North Country Hospital

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Onnie Hart

AGE: 31     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Kenworth

VEHICLE MODEL: T880

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Front Bumper, Ruptured Tank, Rear Bumper

INJURIES: None

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 12/27/19 at approximately 0255 hours, the State Police received the report of multiple crashes on US Rt. 5 near the intersection of Rt. 14 in the Town of Coventry. Based upon evidence at the scene it is believed that Vehicle #1 crashed initially, and Vehicle #2 collided with Vehicle #1 completely blocking the roadway. Fire, EMS, and Police were dispatched to the scene. State Hazmat teams have also been dispatched to the scene. That section of Rt. 5 will remain closed until Hazmat has made the scene safe and the vehicles have been removed from the roadway. The primary cause of the is believed to be the icy road conditions. AOT has been notified of the condition of the roadways. Operator of Vehicle #1, Lamoureux, was transported to North Country Hospital to be treated for his conditions