STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: Sgt. Buckley
STATION: VSP Westminster
DATE/TIME: 12/19/16 at approximately 0630 hours
LOCATION: Grassy Brook Road, Brookline, VT
OPERATOR: David K. Covey
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Athens, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2011 GMC Sierra Pickup
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Substantial damage to the front end, under carriage and passenger side. Considered a total loss.
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
No reported injuries
WEATHER: Cloudy and cold
ROAD COND: Ice covered gravel roadway
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 12/19/16 at approximately 0730 hours, members of VSP Westminster responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Grassy Brook Road in the Town of Brookline. During the roadside investigation, it was determined that the operator, David Covey was traveling southbound on Grassy Brook Road at approximately 25 miles per hour. As Covey continued southbound, he entered a moderate curve to the right. Covey failed to navigate the curve and went off the roadway into a drainage swale. Once in the swale, the vehicle went up a minor grade on the other side and then overturned onto the passenger side. It should be noted that at the time of the crash the gravel roadway as ice covered and had not yet been treated with sand.
There were no reported injuries at the scene. Scott Brooks Towing removed the vehicle. Covey was issued a written warning for speed too fast for existing road conditions, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1081(a) and for inspection of registered vehicles, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1222.
COURT ACTION: No
COURT DATE: N/A
LODGED LOCATION: N/A
MUG SHOT: N/A