BRIDPORT, Vt. – The driver in a quadruple fatal crash in Bridport, Vt. had a high level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system, according to a police crash report obtained by Local 22 & Local 44 News.
Driver Steven Holmes, 21, and passengers Amber Brewer, 19, Justin Hendrix, 38, and Jennifer Valdez, 34, died in the crash on Route 22A on August 7.
Three of the four people killed in the crash were carnival workers on their way to the Addison County Fair & Field Days.
They worked for Dreamland Amusements, a company that operates rides at many Vermont fairs.
In the crash report obtained from the Vt. Department of Motor Vehicles, police say Holmes had ten times the legal limit of THC in his system, citing Colorado standards where there are legal levels of impairment while driving. Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado.
There is no legal level of marijuana impairment in Vermont.
Police say Holmes and his passengers were in New Paltz, NY the day before the crash, August 6, working at the