Vermont State Police: Four Dead Following Two-Car Crash in Bridport

BRIDPORT, Vt. - Vermont State Police have confirmed four people were killed in a two-car crash on Monday afternoon in Bridport. 

Police say the crash happened on North Cream Hill Road at around 12:45 p.m.

According to police, the driver of a Volkswagen veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a Ford pick-up truck. 

Police say all four people in the Volkswagen, two men and two women, died. None were wearing seatbelts.

Vermont State Police say

Jennifer N. Valdez, age 34, of Westerville, Ohio, Steven Holmes, 20 of Chatsworth, GA, Amber Brewer, 19, of Dalton, GA, Justin Hendrix, 38, of Bryceville, FL have died.

Captain Michael Manley says at this point, police believe those in the Volkswagen were co-workers.

Dreamland Amusements based in Nevada confirmed with Local 22 & Local 44 that three out of four in the car worked for the company.  Dreamland Amusements said "It's a somber mood for them." 

Officials say families are still being notified and will release the names of those involved at a later time.

According to police, the two people in the pickup truck were transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center for their injuries; police say they suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Part of Route 22-A was closed for about four hours as a construction team processed the scene.

"They help really do some detailed measurements, and look for other clues that help us piece together what happened," said Manley.

While police were not initially able to confirm any other factors in the crash, Manley says this stretch of 22 A is known to be a problem area year-round.

"It has been a roadway that has seen tragic accidents like this. We are a tourism state, so people have come up in the summer and a lot of people come up in the winter, so in my experience, we have crashes throughout the year,"said Manley.

This story is still developing- check back for updated details.


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