June 7, 2020
St. Johnsbury / Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jason Danielsen

STATION: St. Johnsbury

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: 6/7/2020 at approximately 1156 hours

STREET: VT Route 114

TOWN: Burke

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Worden Road

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Karl Hermanns

AGE: 67

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wayland, MA

VEHICLE YEAR: 1992

VEHICLE MAKE: Volvo

VEHICLE MODEL: E240

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Critical

HOSPITAL: Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 6/7/2020, at approximately 1156 hours, Vermont Troopers

responded to a single vehicle crash on Vermont Route 114 near Worden Road in the

town of Burke, VT. Upon investigation, it was revealed the operator Karl Hermanns (67)

was travelling north on Vermont Route 114 when he left the roadway for an unknown

reason. After leaving the roadway the vehicle then rolled. Preliminary information indicates

Hermanns may have suffered a medical event shortly before the crash. Alcohol and speed

are not considered factors in this crash. Hermanns was transported to the Northeast Vermont

Regional Hospital by Lyndon Rescue and is currently listed as critical. The East Burke Fire

Department also responded to the scene. The vehicle was removed by Wrights Towing.

COURT ACTION: No

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Trooper Jason Danielsen

Vermont State Police

St. Johnsbury Barracks

Phone: (802) 748-3111

Fax: (802) 748-1585

at 6/07/2020 02:49:00 PM
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