Trooper injured in two-vehicle crash in Berlin

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BERLIN — A Vermont State Police trooper was injured in a collision while responding to an emergency call early this morning.

Trooper Dalton Maenpaa, 28, of Berlin, was traveling west on Vermont Route 62 with his emergency lights and siren activated, responding to a reported overdose.

As he approached the intersection with Fisher Road around 7:19 a.m., he encountered a red light.

After slowing down, Trooper Maenpaa proceeded into the intersection.

At the same time, Anna MacKenzie, 38, from Montpelier, was driving south on Fisher Road with a green light.

MacKenzie’s Kia Optima entered the intersection and collided with the state police cruiser.

The impact caused significant damage to the front and rear passenger sides of the cruiser and the front and rear driver sides of MacKenzie’s vehicle.

Despite the damage, MacKenzie and her two juvenile passengers were unharmed.

Trooper Maenpaa suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Central Vermont Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The Berlin Police Department, Berlin Fire Department, and Barre Town EMS assisted the Vermont State Police at the site of the crash.

Authorities are actively investigating the incident.

The Berlin Police Department is leading the investigation, and no further details have been disclosed by the Vermont State Police.

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