Two injured in crash involving state police cruiser on Route 7A in Arlington

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ARLINGTON — A collision between a Vermont State Police cruiser and a civilian vehicle occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 16, leaving a police officer with minor injuries.

According to the Vermont State Police, Corporal Travis Hess, 48, was driving the marked 2019 Ford Explorer southbound on Vermont Route 7A, with John Mcquerrey, 74, trailing behind in a 2024 Volvo XC40.

Hess, who observed a motor vehicle violation from a northbound vehicle, attempted to turn around to conduct a traffic stop.

In doing so, Hess entered the path of Mcquerrey’s vehicle, resulting in a collision.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the incident, which took place under cloudy skies on dry asphalt.

The driver’s side front end of the police cruiser and the passenger side front and door of the Volvo sustained damage.

Although Mcquerrey and his passenger did not report any injuries, Corporal Hess suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The ongoing investigation by the Vermont State Police will further examine the circumstances leading up to the collision.

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