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January 30, 2020

St. Johnsbury Barracks/3 Vehicle Crash

CASE#: 20A400582                       

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Casey Ross

STATION: St. Johnsbury

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME:1/30/2020

STREET: Memorial Drive

TOWN: Lyndon

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Hoagies Pizzeria

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: NA

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Roberta Tanner

AGE: 48 

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Hyundai

VEHICLE MODEL: Elantra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled (Front End)

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: NA

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Kerry Rathbun

AGE: 57   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Burke, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Rear Passenger Side & Undercarriage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: NA

 

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Robin Ware

AGE: 51 

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterford, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Grand Cherokee

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #3: Rear Drivers Side

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: NA

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 1/30/2020, while patrolling on U.S Route 5 in the town of Lyndon, Troopers

with the Vermont State Police came upon a crash at the intersection of U.S Route

5 and the parking lot for Hoagies Pizzeria. Vehicle #1 had come to a rest in

the middle of the roadway facing east, Vehicle #2 had come to a rest in the

shoulder of the southbound lane facing north, and Vehicle #3 had come to a rest in

the north bound lane facing north

 

Investigation revealed both operator #1 and #2 thought they had the right of way.

Operator #2 stated he had a green light was travelling south through the intersection

when vehicle #1 attempted to pull out of Hoagies and struck the rear passenger side of

vehicle #2. The collision resulted in Vehicle #2 to rotate until it was facing north. Vehicle #3

was struck by vehicle #2 in a secondary collision.  Operator #1 stated they observed the light

for cross traffic turn red, and vehicle #2 drove out in front of them. The investigation into the

cause of the accident is ongoing and witnesses are asked to contact Trooper Casey Ross with the

Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury barracks at 802-748-3111.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ______________ T23 VSA _______ NA

LODGED - LOCATION: NA

BAIL: NA

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: NA

COURT DATE/TIME: NA

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Respectfully,

 

Trooper Casey Ross

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

PH: (802) 748-3111

FX: (802) 748-1585

 

Email: casey.ross@vermont.gov