STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: C. Schulze
STATION: St. Johnsbury
DATE/TIME: 08/31/16 1349 hours
LOCATION: Interstate 91 South, Thetford
OPERATOR: Oswaldo Martini
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Branford, CT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2015 International tractor trailer
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: passenger side of tractor and trailer
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Chevrolet Silverado towing a fifth wheel camper
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Driver's side damage to truck, camper totaled
ROAD COND: Dry
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 08/31/16, the State Police responded to a reported two vehicle collision on
Interstate 91 in Thetford. Members of the Thetford Fire and Police Departments,
Upper Valley Ambulance, Agency of Transportation, an Inspector with the
Department of Motor Vehicle, and Sabil and Sons Wrecker Service responded as
Oswaldo Martini was operating a 2015 International tractor trailer and traveling
south. There was a pickup truck towing a camper which was parked along the west
side shoulder due to a flat tire on the trailer. For reasons unknown, Oswaldo
Martini drifted along the west shoulder. The passenger side of the tractor
trailer struck the driver's side of the camper and truck in a sideswipe manner.
The tractor trailer came to rest a short distance away along the embankment off
the west side of the Interstate. Oswaldo Martini was not injured in the crash.
The occupants of the pickup truck were away from the vehicle at the time of the
collision and also were not injured.
The tractor trailer sustained moderate damage along the passenger side to
include a ruptured fuel tank. The camper sustained extensive damage and was
considered totaled. The pickup truck sustained moderate damage along the
The travel lane was closed for a few hours while crews cleaned debris from the roadway and removed the vehicles.
Oswaldo Martini was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for Driving on
roadway laned for traffic.
A crew from Clean Harbor Environmental Services later responded to assess the diesel fuel spill.