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June 22, 2022

Williston Barracks / MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  22A1003860                                             

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: TROOPER CARL S. EXANTUS 

STATION: WILLISTON                                           

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 06/21/2022; 10:15

TOWN: SOUTH BURLINGTON

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: I-89 N, MM 88.2

WEATHER: CLOUDY         

ROAD CONDITIONS: DRY

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: CHARLES SCHMITT

AGE: 37 

SEAT BELT? YES

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: MILTON, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2020

VEHICLE MAKE: KIA

VEHICLE MODEL: SEDONA

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: LEFT WHEEL WELL

INJURIES: NONE

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: MATTHEW PROOF

AGE: 33   

SEAT BELT? NO

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: CALAIS, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: HONDA

VEHICLE MODEL: CIVIC

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: TOTALED

INJURIES: NONE

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 06/21/22 at 1015, Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Williston Barracks responded to a two-motor vehicle crash involving one car as a rollover located on I-89 Northbound at MM 88.2 in the Town of South Burlington. Upon arrival, Troopers located the first vehicle at a position of controlled rest on the shoulder and the second vehicle was at a position of uncontrolled rest on its roof in the swamp embankment. Further investigation revealed that Operator 2, Matthew Proof, was traveling northbound on I-89 in the left lane before the crash. Proof stated he was traveling in the left lane and activated his blinker to change lanes and observed his merge camera and saw nothing. While merging Proof heard a horn and hit Operator 1, Charles Schmitt traveling in the right lane, causing him to lose control and rollover into embankment. As a result, Proof sustained no injuries and provided no signs of impairment. Due to disabling damage to the vehicle it was removed by Central Service Towing.

 

Troopers were assisted by South Burlington Fire Department.

 

 

 

Trooper Carl Exantus

Vermont State Police

Williston Barracks

2777 St George Rd,

Wiliston, VT 05495

(802) 878-7111

Carl.Exantus@vermont.gov