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January 29, 2020

Royalton Barracks / Multiple Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20B200317 / 20B200318                 

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Lyon

STATION: Royalton Barracks       

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 01/26/20 @ 0720 hours

STREET: Interstate 89 northbound - Exit 1 off ramp

TOWN: Hartford

WEATHER: Snow / Rain

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow / Ice

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Thomas Shantler

AGE: 20

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Williamsville, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Volkswagen

VEHICLE MODEL: Golf

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2:

OPERATOR: Karen Julian

AGE: 61

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Norwich, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Altima

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Right front damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Daniel Tengdin

AGE: 20

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hanover, NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Accord

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #3: Left front wheel and fender damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #4

OPERATOR: Sarah Murphy

AGE: 23

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bridgewater, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Saturn

VEHICLE MODEL: Vue

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #4: Damage to left and right side of vehicle and to the roof

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #5

OPERATOR: Alexandra Levay

AGE: 33

SEAT BELT: Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Holden, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2020

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #5: Front end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On January 26th, 2020 at approximately 0647 hours, Troopers from the Vermont

State Police - Royalton Barracks responded to a report of a multiple vehicle

crash on Interstate 89 in Hartford on the Exit 1 northbound off ramp. Troopers

responded to the area and observed five vehicles off of the roadway. Initial

investigation revealed that due to icy conditions on the I89 northbound off

ramp, multiple vehicles had slid off.

 

Vehicle #4 was traveling on the off ramp when it slid into the median and rolled

over onto its right slide. Vehicle #2 then slide off the roadway and came to

rest near Vehicle #4. Vehicle #5 also slid off the Exit 1 off

ramp and continued across the median and then across the Exit 1 northbound on

ramp and collided with a tree. Vehicle #1 then slid off the road and struck

Vehicle #2 and came to an uncontrolled rest in the middle of the Exit 1

northbound on ramp. Vehicle #3 slid off the roadway and struck Vehicle

#1 and continued to travel onto US Route 4 where it stopped to wait for

assistance.

 

No injuries were reported and all vehicles were towed from the area. The

northbound Exit 1 on ramp was closed for a short period of time while vehicles

were being recovered. Icy road conditions were a contributing factor in these

crashes.