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August 5, 2022

St. Albans Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  22A2004292

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Michael Filipek

STATION:             St. Albans              

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: August 5, 2022 at 0541 hours

STREET: VT RT 104

TOWN: Fairfax

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Rocky Ridge Rd.

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER:           Rain / thunderstorm

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Christopher Finley

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Explorer

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Passenger side

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 5, 2022, at approximately 0530 hours, Vermont State Police were notified of an active domestic disturbance in Fairfax which was escalating and witnesses were calling 911. Troopers initiated response to this location.

 

Trooper Finley was operating his assigned police cruiser south on VT RT 104 in Fairfax near the intersection with Rocky Ridge Rd. Trooper Finley lost control of his cruiser while negotiating a left hand curve. He crashed into an embankment with small trees. There was no airbag deployment, he was wearing a seatbelt and is not injured.

 

 

Sergeant Mike Filipek

Patrol Commander, St. Albans

Vermont State Police

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5993

Fax:  (802) 527-1150

Michael.filipek@vermont.gov