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Vermont State Police Log: One driver seriously injured in two-vehicle crash on Rt. 22A

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Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A Waterbury man was seriously injured in a head-on crash on Route 22A in Bridport this past Saturday.

On June 2 at approximately 2:51 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a crash on Route 22A south of Rattlin Bridge Road in which a Chevy Cruze and Toyota Tundra pickup truck crashed head-on.

Police report that Corey Cummings, 25, of Waterbury was driving the 2014 Cruze northbound on Route 22A and crossed into the southbound lane. Troopers said Phillip Stearns, 40, of Addison was driving the southbound pickup and attempted to avoid the Chevy but was unsuccessful. The vehicles collided near the center of the roadway.

Cummings was transported to UVM Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the crash. Impaired driving does not appear to be a contributing factor, troopers report.

Route 22A was shut down for several hours. State police were assisted on scene by the Bridport Fire Department and Middlebury Regional EMS.

Charges were pending further investigation.

In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:

•  On May 25 at a little before 4:30 p.m. received report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle at the Jiffy Mart on Route 7 in New Haven.

Police report that the motorcycle driver attempted to flag down the at-fault vehicle — described as a small silver car — but it drove away; so troopers notified area law enforcement agencies and asked them to be on the lookout for a vehicle matching the description.

Shelburne police officers saw the vehicle and talked with the driver, identified as Alexander Lucci, 29, of Pittsford. Officers observed contact damage on the vehicle consistent with the crash reported and said they detected signs of driver impairment. Police cited Lucci for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

•  On May 30 at 6:15 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Stephen Young of Ferrisburgh on Route 7 in his hometown and cited Young for driving with a criminally suspended license.

•  On May 31 at around 10 a.m. stopped a car driven by Cassandra Keyes, 29, on Route 30 in Whiting and ended up citing the Sudbury resident for driving with a criminally suspended license and violating conditions of release.

•  On June 1 at approximately 12:45 p.m. responded to a crash on Route 22A in Bridport involving a tractor-trailer. Police report that Jayzon M. Jones Miller, 30, of Decatur, Ga., was driving a 2018 Freightliner northbound on the highway near Hemenway Road at approximately 55 mph when the vehicle started to wobble and he began to lose control of the truck. The big rig left the road and struck a utility pole. Police said driver impairment appears not to have been a factor in this crash, but speed does. Miller was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Route 22A was shut down for several hours due to electrical lines being in the roadway. State police were assisted on scene by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Addison County Sheriff’s Department, Bridport and Shoreham fire departments, Middlebury Regional EMS and Green Mountain Power.

Police expected to issue Miller some traffic tickets.

•  On June 5 at a little after 1 p.m. logged a report of a family fight at a residence in Shoreham. Police alleged that Amy Kaufmann, 26, of Orwell had assaulted a household member and that she had operated a motor vehicle in a careless and negligent manner prior to the assault. Troopers cited Kaufmann domestic assault and careless and negligent driving.

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