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November 3, 2016

Press Release / VSP-Rutland / Motor Vehicle Crash / Rutland Town, VT / 16C106200 / November 3, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16C106200                                   

TROOPER: Sholtes

STATION: Rutland                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: November 3, 2016 at approximately 1703 hours

STREET: US Route 7 South

TOWN: Rutland Town

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Windcrest Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Alyssa B. Koch

AGE: 22

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Accord

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Contact damage to the front end

INJURIES: Yes

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Brian C. Oleson

AGE: 23

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Kia

VEHICLE MODEL: Forte

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Contact damage to the front end and driver’s side

INJURIES: Yes

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On Thursday, November 3, 2016 at approximately 1703 hours, the Vermont State Police was notified of a two vehicle crash on US Route 7 south bound at the intersection of Windcrest Road in the Town of Rutland. Troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to the crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Alyssa B. Koch was operating her vehicle, traveling south on US Route 7, at approximately 45 mph. As Koch entered the intersection of US Route 7 and Windcrest Road, Brian C. Oleson was operating his vehicle, traveling east attempting to make a turn on US Route 7 north. Investigation revealed that Koch failed to yield to the traffic control device at the intersection and struck Olseson. Both vehicles sustained major contact damage to the front end. Vehicle #2 also sustained contact damage to the driver’s side. Vehicle #1 was towed due to disabling damage by Hop-to-it Towing. Vehicle #2 was towed due to disabling damage by Carrara’s Towing and Recovery.

Investigation revealed operator #1 was at fault for the crash.

Both operators were transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service for further medical evaluation. Assistance was also provided on scene by Rutland Town Fire Department.

 

PBT%: None

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending further investigation

COURT ACTION: Pending