Tractor Trailer Crash Update on Richford Road in Berkshire, VT
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Tractor Trailer Crash Update on Richford Road in Berkshire, VT

by | Apr 18, 2021 | Firm News |

April 17, 2021
St. Albans // Motor Vehicle Crash with injuries UPDATE

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 21A200929

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Seth Boudreau

STATION: St. Albans

CONTACT#: 8025245993

DATE/TIME: 03/20/2021 at 1449

STREET: Richford Rd

TOWN: Berkshire, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Water Tower Rd.

WEATHER: Sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Shayne Barbeau

AGE: 49

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Silverado

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy front end damage

INJURIES: Serious

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Gardner Palmer

AGE: 60

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Enosburg Falls

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: Semi

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

***UPDATE – 04/17/2021***

Further investigation of this crash confirmed that Barbeau’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit. Barbeau was cited to appear in Franklin County Superior Court to answer to the charge of DUI on May 24, 2021 at 0830 hours.

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On March 20, 2021 at 1449 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a crash in the area of 438 Richford Rd. in the town of Berkshire. Investigation revealed that vehicle 1 operated by Shayne Barbeau was traveling westbound. Vehicle 1 crossed the center line colliding with vehicle 2 operated by Gardner Palmer who was traveling eastbound. Barbeau was transported to UVMMC by emergency medical helicopter with serious injuries. Any criminal charges from this crash are still under investigation and will be updated when they become available.

Trooper Seth Boudreau

Vermont State Police

St. Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Rd.

(802) 524 5993

at 4/17/2021 09:46:00 AM
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