7/3/21 MV Crash on Route 78 in Highgate, Vermont
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7/3/21 MV Crash on Route 78 in Highgate, Vermont

| Jul 9, 2021 | Firm News |

July 3, 2021
St. Albans // Motor Vehicle Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 21A202417

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Sgt. Angela Baker

STATION: St. Albans

CONTACT#: (802)524-5993

DATE/TIME: July 3, 2021 at 1456 hours

STREET: Route 78

TOWN: Highgate

WEATHER: Raining

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Joseph Koons

AGE: 25

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Dakota

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Serious injuries to juvenile; minor injuries to others

HOSPITAL: Northwestern Medical Center

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On July 3, 2021 at 1456 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 78 near the Rail Trail crossing in Highgate. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Joseph Koons from Highgate. Koons and two juveniles in the car at the time of the crash sustained minor injuries. A third juvenile in the car was seriously injured and transported to Northwestern Medical Center. Investigation revealed Koons lost control of the vehicle, likely due to unreasonable speed for the wet road conditions. This incident is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at (802)524-5993.

Detective Sergeant Angela Baker

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Vermont State Police, St. Albans Barracks

Cell: (802)585-0473

Email: [email protected]

at 7/03/2021 06:39:00 PM
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