Vt. State Police - 4:10 pm Mon Jan 4th, 2010
Trooper Baker was providing assistance to Trooper Barnes who was dealing with several vehicles that had slid off I-89 North in Richmond.
Trooper Baker had parked in the left lane of I-89 with her blue lights activated to move traffic to the right lane and alert them to an accident scene ahead.
Dawson was traveling north on I-89 and failed to slow down and merge to the right as he was approaching the scene. Dawson's truck struck the rear end of the cruiser, causing extensive damage to it.
Trooper Baker was in the cruiser when it was struck but was wearing her seatbelt and did not sustain any injuries. Dawson was not injured either.
Richmond and Bolton Fire, as well as UVM Rescue responded to the scene.
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPERS: Angela Baker and Trooper Ashley Barnes
STATION: VSP Williston
DATE/TIME: 01/03/2010 15:00 hours
LOCATION (specific): I-89 North at mile marker 74 in Richmond
VEHICLE #1 OPERATOR: Joseph Dawson AGE: 46 SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1998 GMC Sierra Truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Front of vehicle
VEHICLE #2 OPERATOR: Angela Baker AGE: 34 SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfax, Vermont
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2006 Ford Crown Victoria
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Extensive rear end, front driver's side (totaled)
INJURIES: No injuries
ROAD COND: Snow Covered
Uvm, VT 05405 (Set as Local)
Bolton, VT 05676 (Set as Local)
Richmond, VT 05477 (Set as Local)
Fairfax, VT 05454 (Set as Local)
Williston, VT 05495 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)