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August 29, 2016

Press release / VSP-Rutland / MV Crash / 16C104752 / Poultney / August 29, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C104752

TROOPER: Colburn                                                      

STATION: Rutland                 

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: August 29, 2016 at approximately 1128 hours

LOCATION: Church and Depot Streets; Poultney, Vermont

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Stephen Agen

AGE:    60

SEAT BELT?  Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2004 Toyota Tacoma

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Driver side headlight and bumper

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A              

 

PASSENGER: None

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Cynthia Adams

AGE:    59

SEAT BELT?  Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fair Haven, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2011 Dodge Journey

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Driver side rear door and wheel

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A  

            

PASSENGER: Yuki Adams-Silva

AGE: 8

SEATBELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fair Haven, VT

INJURIES: None

 

WEATHER: Clear, Sunny   

ROAD COND: Pavement. Dry.

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 28, 2016 at approximately 1128 hours Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks responded to a two car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Church Street and Depot Street in Poultney, Vermont.  On arrival Troopers observed a disabled vehicle in traffic on Depot Street and identified the operator as Cynthia Adams (59); the other vehicle was pulled over to the side of Church street, and the operator was identified as Stephen Agin (60).

 

Investigation revealed Adams was operating south on Depot Street when Agin, traveling west on Church Street, pulled out from the stop sign to cross the roadway and failed to observe her.  Agin impacted the driver side rear wheel with the front of his truck.  Adams vehicle sustained damage to the driver side rear door, rear quarter panel and had bent rear wheel.  Agin’s vehicle sustained a broken driver side headlight, bumper, grill, and fender.  Adams vehicle was towed due to the rear wheel being bent, the other vehicle could be operated safely.

 

Adams granddaughter was sitting in the seat behind her at the time of the crash, which is where the vehicles impacted.  She advised she was unharmed, Her mother arrived on scene and elected to take her to the hospital for evaluation due to her age. 

 

All individuals involved advised they were wearing their seatbelts, and both operators advised they were unharmed and refused medical attention.  The cause of this crash was Agin failed to yield right of way after stopping at a stop sign.

 

COURT ACTION: None.