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Wrong-way driver sends three to hospital, including person trapped in burning car

Police are still collecting details about a wrong-way driver whose misadventure sent three people to the hospital Sunday night.

Shortly after 10 PM, state police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver on I-89 in Milton, traveling south in the northbound lane. Upon arrival, police found many cars off the road. 

One of the cars was on fire with the unconscious operator trapped inside. The entrapped operator was removed from the burning vehicle. All occupants were transported from the scene to the UVM medical center. Troopers were assisted by Milton Fire Department, AOT, and numerous EMS agencies.

State police said these three people were transported to the hospital: Ernest Yangassa, 43, of Colchester, whose 2007 Hyundai Elantra was totaled; Veronica Valliere, whose 2009 BMW 335 was totaled; and Michael Amoah, 25, of Burlington, whose BMW was totaled. 

The interstate was shut down north of exit 17 for about three hours while the scene was processed. The Vermont Crash Reconstruction Team was activated and responded to the scene. This incident remains under investigation.

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  1. Anybody curious about how this driver happened to be going backward, or is it assumed that’s just a trend for the State ?

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