Multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-89 in Colchester

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COLCHESTER — Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Colchester yesterday.

The incident took place on I-89 north at around 5:00 p.m.

Police say they located three vehicles that had been involved in a collision.

Another vehicle was located approximately a half a mile north of that location in the breakdown lane with a flat tire.

Police say a vehicle became disabled in the breakdown lane, causing the general flow of traffic to slow down.

An unknown vehicle, believed to be a silver pickup truck, hit their breaks causing a chain reaction with three other vehicles colliding into each other.

Gregory Farnham, 56, of Highgate Center, Michael Healy, 63, of Milton, and Anne Quinn, 81, of South Hero, were all involved in the crash.

Police say Farnham and Quinn sustained minor damages and were drove away from the scene.

Healy sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene by Central Service Towing.

Police say Healy was found to be operating his vehicle with a civilly suspended license.

Police say that he was required to only operate a motor vehicle with an interlock device, which was not equipped in the vehicle.

He was issued a citation to appear in court on January 24 to answer to the charge of interlock device required.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Trooper Brandon Sweet at 802-878-7111.

I-89 was shut down for approximately 1.5 hours.

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