STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: J. Lewis
STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury
LOCATION: Maplewood Road, Corinth
OPERATOR: Steven Bessette
SEAT BELT? Helmet
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Topsham, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2011 Polaris Sportsman ATV
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Moderate damage
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
Steven Bessette, Topsham, 26, Helmet, Transported for precautionary reasons with
Passenger Raymond Odell, 24, Helmet, Transported with leg pain.
Both were later reported to have sustained minor injuries.
HOSPITAL: Central VT Hospital
ROAD COND: Good
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On September 7th 2016 at approximately 2012 hours Troopers
with the Vermont State Police responded to a reported ATV Accident on Maplewood
Road in Corinth. Troopers investigation revealed that Steven Bessette was
operating a 2011 Polaris Sportsman ATV with Raymond Odell on the back. Bessette
traveled around a sweeping left hand corner and lost control of the ATV which
traveled off the roadway. The ATV then traveled approximately 50 feet over an
embankment before striking several large rocks which caused the ATV to overturn
onto its left side before coming to rest against a tree. The ATV sustained moderate
damage to the as a result of the crash. Both Bessette and Odell were transported
to the Central Vermont Hospital and were later reported to have sustained minor
injuries as a result of the crash. Both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
Speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.
COURT ACTION: N