STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
STATION: Rutland Barracks
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101
DATE/TIME: 08/23/2016 at 1706 hours
LOCATION: Herrick Brook Road, Pawlet, VT.
OPERATOR: Jonathan Amaral, age 17, of Pawlet, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 1996 Ford Ranger
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total Loss
WEATHER: Clear/day light
ROAD COND: Dry, Gravel
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On the above date and time, Vermont State Police, Pawlet Fire Department, and Green Mountain Power, responded to Herrick Brook Road in Pawlet for a report of a single vehicle crash in which the vehicle had struck a power pole.
Upon arriving on scene, it was found that the vehicle had broken the power pole in half, and that it would need to be replaced. The operator of the vehicle, was identified as Jonathan Amaral, age 17, of Pawlet, Vermont. It was determined that Amaral and his passenger were not injured in the crash. Proper seatbelt use and airbag deployment is credited for the lack of injuries.
The crash was caused due to the vehicle leaving the lane of traffic. It was determined that the operator was driving northbound on Herrick Brook Road, when a deer jumped out into the roadway. The operator swerved to avoid striking the deer, and in doing so left the lane of travel and struck the power pole.
COURT ACTION: N/A
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS
Tpr. Jesse Dambrackas
Vermont State Police
124 State Place
Rutland, VT 05701