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December 30, 2016

Press Release: Crash 16C204319

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16C204319                                                          

TROOPER: Gurwicz

STATION: VSP New Haven                                          

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 12/30/2016

STREET: Vermont Route 22A

TOWN: Bridport

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Vermont Route 125

WEATHER: Snow             

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kayla Welch

AGE: 18     

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Fusion

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive Front End Contact Damage

INJURIES: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Benjamin Kleptz

AGE: 19     

SEAT BELT: Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jericho, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: R15

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate Rear End Contact Damage

INJURIES: N/A

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On December 30, 2016 at approximately 12:33 hours the Vermont State Police investigated a motor vehicle crash in the area of VT RT 22A at the intersection with VT RT 125 in the Town of Bridport. Investigation revealed that vehicle #1 operated by, Welch, had collided into the rear of vehicle #2, operated by Kleptz, on VT RT 22A south bound near the intersection with VT RT 125. Vehicle #2 had come to a complete stop on VT RT 22A in the south bound lane for a vehicle in front of him that had stopped for a vehicle signaling to make a left hand turn onto VT RT 125. Operator #1 had been travelling south bound at approximately 40 miles per hour and was unable to avoid colliding into the rear of vehicle #2. Vehicle #1 subsequently travelled off the southbound travelled portion of VT RT 22A after the collision with vehicle #2. Vehicle #1 struck a cable wire on a utility pole and collided with a tree. Both operators and a passenger in vehicle #1 were uninjured in the collision. All people involved had been wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Middlebury Rescue and Bridport Fire Department.

 

PBT%: N/A

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: 3053937 T23 VSA 1039; Following Too Closely

LODGED – LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: N/A

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/01/201X N/A

 

 

 

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Trooper Joshua Gurwicz

New Haven Barracks

C Troop

E-Mail: Joshua.Gurwicz@vermont.gov