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July 21, 2016

16D302734 - Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#:  16D302734
TROOPER:  Corliss
STATION: VSP Royalton                     
CONTACT#:  802-234-9933

DATE/TIME:  07/19/16 @ 0010 hours
LOCATION: Russ Hill Road, Royalton, VT

VEHICLE #1 
OPERATOR:  Samantha Travis
AGE:  24    
SEAT BELT? No
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Royalton, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2005 Toyota Siena Van 
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:  Front end damages

INJURIES
Minor scrapes, bumps, bruises

HOSPITAL:  Gifford
WEATHER: Clear, warm
ROAD COND:  Dirt, dry, free of debris

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On this date and time, Vermont State Police received a report of a one car motor vehicle crash on Russ Hill Road near Gee Hill Road in the Town of Royalton, VT (Windsor County).  Troopers responded to the scene and spoke with the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle Samantha Travis.  Travis stated that she was driving toward her residence when a deer jumped out in front of her and she swerved to avoid hitting it.  Along this particular section of Russ Hill Road, there are no guard rails, and the direction Travis swerved caused her to go down a steep embankment into a small creek.  Travis was transported by South Royalton Rescue to Gifford Medical Center for evaluation.  Blakeman's Towing responded to remove the vehicle.  


Senior Trooper Stacy Corliss
Vermont State Police - Royalton
2011 VT Route 107
Bethel, VT  05032
(802)234-9933
(802)234-6520 fax