April 26, 2020
Westminster Barracks – Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B101849

TROOPER: Sgt. Buckley

STATION: VSP Westminster

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 04/25/2020 at approximately 1500 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 91, mile marker 26 SB, Westminster, VT

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Aleigha Sykes

AGE: 27
SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brownsville, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2008 GMC Acadia

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Minor damage to the grill and radiator.

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Reid Bailey

AGE: 64
SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2018 Toyota Prius

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Moderate damage to rear bumper and rear hatch.

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

No reported injuries

HOSPITAL: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy and warm

ROAD COND: Dry pavement

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 04/25/2020 at approximately 1500 hours, VSP Westminster received a report of a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 in the area of mile marker 26 southbound, in the Town of Westminster. Troopers responded to the scene.

During the roadside investigation, it was determined that vehicle #1 operated by Sykes was traveling southbound in the travel lane when she drove into the rear end of vehicle #2 which was also traveling in the southbound travel lane. This was a rear end type traffic crash.

The Westminster Fire Department, Golden Cross Ambulance, Benny’s Towing and Fay’s Towing assisted at the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Sykes was issued a VCVC for following too close, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1039.

COURT ACTION: Vermont Civil Violation Complaint

COURT DATE: Vermont Judicial Bureau

COURT: N/A

LODGED LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

at 4/26/2020 12:50:00 PM
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