Police Reports

Searsburg woman missing / Heineberg Bridge crash / truck jackknife on 22A

Mary Reid

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 53-year-old woman who went missing in Searsburg yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a missing person incident in the area of Vermont Route 9 at around 2:15 p.m. The missing woman is identified as Mary E. Reid, from Searsburg.

Troopers in the southern Vermont area have been unable to locate her at this time. Anyone with helpful information about Reid’s whereabouts should call 802-444-5421.

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on 22A – At 4 AM on Monday, state troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Rte. 22A in Addison.

Raihan Lukman, 29, of Bronx, New York was traveling south and due to the icy conditions, he lost control of the 2021 Freightliner tractor-trailer, exited the roadway and then jackknifed.

This caused both northbound and southbound travel lanes to be blocked. The vehicle sustained extensive front end contact damage because of the crash and was eventually towed from the scene. The driver was not injured.

Three injured in head-on collision on Heineberg bridge – 1 pm on March 26, Burlington Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls of a two car head-on collision on the Heineberg Bridge.

The Heineberg Bridge connects Route 127 (known as the Beltline) in Burlington to the Town of Colchester. Officers learned that a 2019 black Kia Forte was being operated by 25 year old, Antony Wathugi, of Williston. Mr. Wathugi was traveling northbound on Route 127 (Beltline)
when he attempted to pass another vehicle on the bridge that was in front of him. Wathugi
accelerated at a high rate of speed as he passed the vehicle, crossing into the southbound lane.

A vehicle traveling in the southbound lane was identified as a 2011 red Kia Sol operated
by 58 year old, Immaculee Kaniki of Colchester. Wathugi passed the vehicle that was in front of him and attempted to get back into the northbound lane however due to the vehicle’s high rate of speed he lost control of the vehicle.

Wathugi attempted to gain control of the vehicle as it went into a partial slide. Kaniki observed
Wathugi’s vehicle in her lane an attempted to swerve to avoid Wathugi’s vehicle, however, both
vehicles collided head on.

The passenger in Wathugi’s vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Skuyler Keller of St. Albans. Keller remain in serious condition in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Wathugi has life threatening condition and remains in ICU at UVMMC. Kaniki remains in the stable condition with non-life threatening conditions and has transferred out of ICU.

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