Multiple Truckers Involved in 30 Vehicle Pileup, One Person Dead
Milton, VT — A crash involving dozens of motorists including multiple truckers has left at least one person dead and seven more injured.
The Vermont State Police (VSP) reported the deadly accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. along northbound Interstate 89 near mile marker 100.
Investigators said 100 vehicles were slowed in traffic due to blizzard-like conditions.
The icy condition then led to a chain reaction of crashes covering an extensive area and involving 30 vehicles, including several tractor-trailers and fully loaded log trucks, VSP reported.
Motorist Stephen Ahearn, 44, of Highgate, died from injuries sustained in the accident.
VSP indicated seven more people were transported from the scene by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Emergency crews worked for hours to clear the scene reopening the northbound lanes at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday.
VSP’s investigation into the cause and circumstances of the incident remain ongoing.