SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Vermont State Police arrested a Langdon woman after she allegedly crashed into a medium on Interstate 91 in Springfield, injuring herself and her two children Sunday night.
Katie E. Schulenberger, 26, of Langdon, was charged with driving while intoxicated among several other charges, including child endangerment.
State police went to I-91 near mile marker 46 north in Springfield on Sunday around 9:45 p.m., for a report of a car in the medium, police said in a news release Monday. When troopers arrived they found a 2002 Honda Civic that had severe damage and three injured occupants, a mother and her two children, trapped in the car, said Vermont State Police Cpl. Jonathan Graham.
“The car went airborne and then the roof struck the tree, crushing it in,” Graham said.
Schulenberger was partially ejected through the sun roof, police said.
“There were two children in the car, a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. The boy was partially ejected out of the rear window. The female was in the back seat pinned under the roof. Neither had been wearing a seatbelt,” police said. “One child sustained a compound fracture to the foot. The others sustained non-incapacitating injuries; all are expected to recover.”
Members of the Springfield and Ascutney fire departments along with Golden Cross Ambulance worked for 45 minutes to free the woman and children. They were taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
When troopers went to the medical center to continue the investigation they found Schulenberger to be intoxicated, police said. She was issued a criminal citation to appear in Windsor County District Court Criminal Division to answer to the charges of driving while intoxicated accident resulting, careless and negligent operation with serious injury, child endangerment, criminally driving on a suspended license.