Collision between milk tank trucks cause fatality
Montpelier, VT A tragic three-vehicle collision took the lives of two people Monday morning, January 25th, in Vermont. Two milk tanker trucks and a car collided when the first truck jackknifed in the road. The accident happened in the south bound lanes of Route 89 in the Montpelier vicinity. One of the truck drivers, identified as 43-year-old Christopher Trivento, did not survive the crash. One of the passengers in the car, identified as 62-year-old Linda Hall, was also killed in the fiery wreck, while her husband, 66-year-old John Hall survived and was treated and released from an area hospital.
The driver of the jackknifed tanker was 59-year-old David Dike. He survived the collision and was treated at the hospital. Vermont State Police reported that both lanes of the interstate were shut down between Middlesex and Berlin for hours. The northbound lanes reopened at 630 p.m. while the southbound lanes remained closed for investigation and cleanup until 5:30 p.m. The milk that the trucks were carrying was taken via another tanker.
It is still unknown whether icy conditions were a contributing factor. However road crews are reporting that the highway was ice free at the time of the collision.