April 30, 2020
News Release/ Shaftsbury Barracks/ motor vehicle crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE# 20B301327

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Hess

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks

CONTACT#:(802)442-5421

DATE/TIME: On 4/29/20 at approximately 1616 hours

STREET: VT RT 30

TOWN: Rupert

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: HERRICK BROOK RD

WEATHER: cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Chiara Caminiti

AGE: 58

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rupert VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Volkswagen

VEHICLE MODEL: Jetta

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive front end and driver’s side corner panel

INJURIES: none

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Damon Ferenc

AGE: 39

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Western Star

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: minor damage to passenger side/ flat tires

INJURIES: none

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 4/29/20 at approximately 1616 hours Vermont State Police responded to the intersection of VT RT 30 and Herrick Brook Rd. within the Town of Rupert for a report of a motor vehicle crash. It was learned through operator statements and road evidence that Op#1 was at the intersection of Herrick Brook Rd, and VT RT 30. Op#1 pulled in front V#2 which was traveling northbound on VT RT 30. Op#2 steered to the left in an attempt avoid V#1. V#1 struck V#2 as V#2 was passing the intersection.

Neither Op#1 or Op#2 were injured in the crash. V#1 was removed by Warners. V#2 was driven away from the scene. Rupert Fire Department responded to the

scene.

Corporal Travis Hess

Vermont State Police – Troop B3

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Work (802)442-5421

Fax (802)442-3263