STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
ASSISTING: Trooper McNeil and Trooper Hall
STATION: Rutland Barracks
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101
DATE/TIME: July 3, 2016 at 1636 hours
LOCATION: Mill Pond Road, Benson, VT.
OPERATOR/ACCUSED: Dillon Whitney, 19, Rutland City, VT
VIOLATION: Operating while Suspended Civilly (OSC), a violation of Title 23, Section 676, and Active Arrest Warrant.
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2000 Jeep Cherokee
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total - Significant contact damage to the driver side, and front bumper, and undercarriage.
Yes. Suspected head injury.
HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center
WEATHER: Clear / Sunny
ROAD COND: Dry, Dirt
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On July 3, 2016, at approximately 1636 hours, members of the Vermont State Police were notified of a two car motor vehicle crash, which took place on Mill Pond Road in Benson Vermont. It was also reported that one operator left the scene of the crash. On arrival, Troopers observed a single, unoccupied vehicle off the road and in a ditch.
Investigation determined this incident to be a single motor vehicle crash as no contact was made to any other vehicles. The operator, later identified as Dillon Whitney (19), and his juvenile passenger had walked away from the vehicle and were located down the roadway.
After being located, Whitney (19) and the juvenile passenger were treated by first responders.
The juvenile passenger was evaluated on scene by first responders as well as Fair Haven Rescue before being transported and admitted to Rutland Regional medical Center for further evaluation. Whitney was also evaluated on scene. It was determined the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.
The investigation revealed that Whitney was cresting a hill and swerved to avoid a collision with oncoming traffic. In the process Whitney lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway
This crash was caused by Whitney failing to keep to the right, which is a violation of Title 23, VSA, Subsection 1031.
Further investigation determined Whitney’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle was Civilly Suspended as well as an active arrest warrant. Whitney was taken into custody and transported to Marble Valley Correctional Center where he was lodged.
COURT ACTION: No
COURT DATE: N/A
LODGED: Yes, Warrant
MUG SHOT: N/A