STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
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
SEAT BELT? Yes
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).
ROAD COND: Clear and dry
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
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.