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December 5, 2016

12/5/16 Jack Knifed Tractor Trailer truck RT Georgia, VT

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16A206059

TROOPER: Mattuchio                          

STATION: St. Albans                      

CONTACT#: 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 12/5/16 1546 hours

LOCATION: RT 7 and Mountain View Dr Georgia, VT

VIOLATION: Jacked Knife Tractor Trailer Truck

 

Operator: Mario Gignac                                        

AGE: 57

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Saint- Colomban, QC

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On December 5, 2016, Troopers from the saint Albans barracks received several calls regarding a jacked knifed tractor trailer truck on RT 7 near Mountain View Dr in the Town of Georgia, VT

 

Upon arrival, it was learned that the operator, Mario Gignac (57) of Quebec missed the on ramp to Interstate 89 and attempted to turn around in a residential neighborhood. The operator was issued a ticket.

 

RT 7 was closed for approximately 2 hours until McRae's could remove the truck. RT is now back open.