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Eric Baker, Justin Stearns - Motor Vehicle Accident



Vt. State Police - 2:55 pm Fri Oct 3rd, 2014

New Haven State Police were called at 4:50 am to a report of an operator who had collided with a dead horse that on Vt Rt. 22A in the town of Bridport.

Investigation revealed that Eric Baker, 38 of White Hall, NY was traveling to work north bound on Vt Rt. 22A at approximately 3:30 am when a horse ran into the roadway. Baker told troopers that he thought he had hit a moose and called State Police as soon as he had cell service. Before the call was placed the horse was hit be a second vehicle driven by Justin Stearns of Whiting, Vermont. Both vehicles were damaged but driven from the scene, it was reported that no humans were injured. It is suspected that the horse did not suffer and died quickly upon impact.
Vermont State Police have not be able to identify the owner of the brown and blue roan, shoeless, gelding, wearing a turn-out halter. It is suspected that the horse may have lived near the Shoreham and Bridport town lines. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Trooper Kaitlyn Armstrong at 802-388-4919. New Haven Troopers would like to thank the many local departments and community members for all their assistance this morning.
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Thanks to the help from community members the horse has been identified and the owners have been notified.
Trooper Kaitlyn Armstrong
Vermont State Police
Troop "C" New Haven
802-388-4919
From: Knight-Armstrong, Kaitlyn
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 9:30 AM
To: DPS - medianorth; DPS - mediasouth
Cc: McNamara, Stephen; Taylor, Stephanie
Subject: Car vs. Horse - Town of Bridport - 3:30/4:50 am Oct 3, 2014MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#:14C203222
TROOPER: Kaitlyn Armstrong
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919
DATE/TIME: 0330- 0450 am Oct 3, 2014
LOCATION: 22A Bridport, Vermont
VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Eric Baker
AGE: 37
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: White Hall, New York
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1994 Saab
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Windshield
VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Justin Stearns
AGE: 28
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whiting, Vermont
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2011 Toyota Corolla
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: front and rear bumper damage, possible under carriage damage, air bag deployment
INJURIES
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
NONE- human (HORSE DECEASED)
WEATHER: cloudy/ darkness
ROAD COND: dry/ paved

Relevant Address(es):
Whiting, VT 05778 (Set as Local)
Bridport, VT 05734 (Set as Local)
hall, NY 14463 (Set as Local)
Shoreham, VT 05770 (Set as Local)

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