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September 28, 2016

16D303858 Stockbridge TT unit rollover

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16D303858                                                          

TROOPER: Lyon/Martin

STATION: Royalton VSP                                

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 09/27/2016 at 09:20

STREET: 6418 VT RTE 107

TOWN: Stockbridge

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Peavine and Street Address

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: NA

WEATHER: Slightly Cloudy           

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry Asphalt

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Mark A. Merrow

AGE: 49     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Alstead, NH

 

TRAILER: 2009 42 ft. Dump Trailer

Jewell Transport

White river Junction, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Peterbilt

VEHICLE MODEL: Tractor

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Body Damage Driver Side with Frame and Undercarriage

Damage

INJURIES: Scratches to Operator's Neck

HOSPITAL: Roadside Assistance by EMTs

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

               

                On 27 September 2016 at approximately 09:20 hours, Troopers from Vermont

State Police Royalton responded to a single tractor trailer unit rollover and

causing road blockage at the address of 6418 VT RTE 107 in Stockbridge, Windsor

County. The tractor trailer unit was hauling scrap metal and spare parts

westbound on VT RTE 107 when a trailer tire blew out while maneuvering a turn,

which caused the vehicle to tip onto its driver side and dump the majority of

the load onto approximately 100 yards of the roadway. Much of the debris was

also deposited onto the yard of the address in which the rollover occurred. The

roadway was completely blocked for several hours until a full recovery of the

tractor trailer unit was completed. Further investigation determined neither alcohol nor drugs were factors in the crash.