Truck Driver Cited After Hitting Police Cruiser on I-91 in Hartland

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hartland — A 53-year-old tractor-trailer truck driver from Ascutney was cited for driving too fast for the road conditions after he hit a Vermont State Police cruiser on Interstate 91 in Hartland on Wednesday morning.

Trooper Sean Collins, 22, of Royalton, who was seated in the cruiser at the time, was uninjured, according to a news release.

Girard Ross traveled through cones police had set up on the roadway, which were there to indicate the road was closed, when he struck the cruiser, the release says.

Troopers responded to I-91 northbound in Hartland around 9:30 a.m. for a report of several tractor-trailer trucks stuck in the middle of the road, completely blocking the interstate.