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August 22, 2016

VSP Rutland Press Release - MV Crash - Grain Truck Rollover - Possible Injury - US Route 4 Mendon, VT - VSP Case # 16C104614








CASE#: 16C104614

TROOPER: McNeil                                    

STATION: Rutland                    

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101


DATE/TIME: 08/22/16 at approximately 0746 hours


LOCATION: US Route 4 at Mt. Commons – Mendon Vermont.   



OPERATOR: James Wright      

AGE: 48


CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Randolph, Vermont   


DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2012 Kenworth Grain Truck     


DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Contact damage to front passengers side of truck, hood and undercarriage.  


INJURIES: Possible Injury – Bumps and Bruises on Operator # 1 (No Medical Transport).


WEATHER: Cloudy  


ROAD COND:  Clear and dry



On August 22, 2016 at approximately 0746 hours, Members of the Rutland City Fire Department, Vermont DMV Enforcement and Vermont State Police responded to crash involving a grain track roll over on US Route 4 in the Town of Mendon, Vermont. 


Investigation at the scene revealed that 48 year old James Wright of Randolph, Vermont, was driving a 2012 Kenworth grain truck west on US Route 4 in the area of Mt. Commons when he slowed for a turning vehicle that had stopped in front of him quickly to turn off the roadway.  Wright drove partially off the road into the soft shoulder which caused the truck to roll over into a residential yard.  The truck is owned by Green Mountain Feeds.  The driver was able to get out of the truck under his own power.  Some of the grain / feed in the truck was spilled onto the lawn of a private residence.


Carrara’s and Earl’s Truck Repair were summoned to the scene and as of the issuance of this press release are still on scene cleaning up the accident.  The rolled truck involved in the crash is being emptied into a secondary grain truck to facilitate the truck being righted and pulled back onto the roadway. 


This cleanup is expected to last several more hours. 


US Route 4 remains open to traffic and motorists are asked to use caution in the area. 


The crash remains under investigation.


Court Action: None at this Time.