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October 29, 2016

Press Release/ VT State Police/ Crash/ 16B104412

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16B104412                                          

TROOPER: J. Lewis

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                                      

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 10/22/2016 1700 hours

STREET: Main Street

TOWN: Wells River

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Railroad Street

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Good

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Colette Magrath

AGE: 78    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newbury, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy

VEHICLE MODEL: Malibu

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor Scuff marks to front bumper

INJURIES: None

 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Gary Stevens

AGE: 55     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Warren NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2012

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy

VEHICLE MODEL: Impala

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Minor damage to rear bumper

INJURIES: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On October 22nd 2016 at approximately 1700 hours Troopers with

the VT State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Main Street in Wells

River. Troopers learned that Gary Stevens was traveling south on Main Street

when he slowed his vehicle to allow a pedestrian in a crosswalk to cross the

road. Colette Magrath was also traveling south on Main Street and failed to

observe Stevens vehicle slowing down and struck the rear of Stevens vehicle.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage as a result of the crash. Driver

inattention is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.