STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: C. Schulze
STATION: St. Johnsbury
DATE/TIME: 11/15/16 1227 PM
STREET: US Route 5 South
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Oak Lane
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry
OPERATOR: Brittany Gross
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Corinth, VT
VEHICLE YEAR: 2005
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: Taurus
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 11/15/16, the State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Route 5
South in Fairlee. Members of the Fairlee Fire Department and Upper Valley
Ambulance responded as well.
Investigation revealed that Brittany Gross was traveling north when her vehicle
drifted off the east side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole,
sheering the pole in two. The vehicle came to rest upside down in the northbound
lane. Power and phone lines were down across the road as a result of the crash.
It is believed that Brittany Gross may have suffered a medical event. She was
transported to DHMC for precautionary reasons.
US Route 5 South was closed to traffic for several hours between Vermont Route
244 and the junction of Lake Morey Road while utility crews repaired the damage.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact
the Vermont State Police at 802-222-4680.