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August 24, 2016

Press release / VSP-Rutland / MV Crash / 16C104642 / Wells / August 23, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C104642

TROOPER: Colburn                                                      

STATION: Rutland                 

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: August 23, 2016 at approximately 1120 hours

LOCATION: 242 Lamb Hill Road; Wells, Vermont

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jacob Woodbury

AGE:    17

SEAT BELT?  Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Poultney, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2006 Dodge Durango

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total Loss

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A              

 

PASSENGER: Taylor Lewis

AGE: 17

SEATBELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Poultney, VT

INJURIES: Minor

 

WEATHER: Clear        

ROAD COND: Dirt. Dry.

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 23, 2016 at approximately 1120 hours troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Lamb Hill Road in Wells, Vermont. The Wells Fire Department assisted on scene and Granville Rescue transported the passenger to Rutland Regional Medical Center prior to law enforcement arrival for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries. Troopers located a single vehicle down an embankment and identified the operator as Jacob Woodbury (17).

 

Investigation revealed Woodbury was operating south on Lamb Hill Road in the town of Wells when he heard something snap somewhere in the engine area and felt the engine rev, forcing the vehicle to accelerate.  The vehicle swerved, lost traction on the dirt road, and left the traveled portion of the roadway down an embankment and into a tree, where it continued through a field approximately 30 feet. The vehicle was found approximately 50 feet off the roadway. The vehicle is estimated as being a total loss.  Woodbury and Lewis were wearing their seatbelts.  Woodbury denied medical treatment, and Lewis was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries.   The cause of this crash was the operator lost control of the vehicle, and failed to maintain his lane.

 

COURT ACTION: None.