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June 23, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/ VT State Police / Rutland-MV Crash-June 21, 2016- Route 22A, Benson, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C103154

TROOPER: Colburn

STATION: Rutland Barracks

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 06/21/2016 at 0104 hours

LOCATION: Vermont Route 22A, Benson VT.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Aili Jones, age 29, of Middlebury, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2014 Chevrolet Cruz

 

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled

 

INJURIES

None apparent 

 

HOSPITAL: Porter Hospital for evaluation

WEATHER: Rain/Dark

ROAD COND: Wet, Blacktop

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On June 21, 2016 at approximately 0104 hours, Vermont State Police responded to Route 22A in Benson for a report of a single motor vehicle crash.  

 

Upon arriving on scene, the vehicle was found off the side of the northbound lane facing south.  The rear axle of the vehicle broke in half during the crash and was found, with the passengers side tire, approximately 20 feet from the vehicle. During the crash the rear window was shattered and all airbags were deployed.  


Both the operator, identified as Aili Jones (29), and infant passenger, were evaluated by Fair Haven Rescue.   It was determined that Jones and her passenger did not appear to be injured in the crash, however both were transported to Porter Hospital for more detailed evaluation.

 

The reason the vehicle left the roadway is unknown. A contributing factor to the crash was determined to be the operator of the vehicle was fatigued and possibly fell asleep while operating. The lack of injuries was partially attributed to proper seat belt and car seat use.

 

COURT ACTION: None