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December 5, 2016

Vermont State Police Press Release/MV Crash/New Haven Barracks/16C204046

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16C204046                                                          

TROOPER: Sgt. Steven Coote

STATION: New Haven                                   

CONTACT#: 802.388.4919

 

DATE/TIME: 12/05/2016

STREET: Vermont Route 22a

TOWN: Addison

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Nortontown Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Snow             

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow/slush covered

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Svetlana Newman

AGE: 25    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Chrysler

VEHICLE MODEL: 300 Sedan

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end impact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 12/05/16 at about 0806 hours, members of the Vermont State Police, New Haven

barracks investigated a single vehicle crash on VTRT 22a near Nortontown Road in

the town of Addison.

Investigation revealed that a 2010 Chrysler 300 sedan operated by Svetlana

Newman was traveling south on VTRT 22a.  While traveling southbound, Newman

reported that she lost control of her vehicle do to some ice and snow on the

roadway.  Vehicle #1 traveled off the shoulder of the southbound lane of travel

and made contact with a small tree.  Newman estimated her speed to be about

20-25 mph at the time of the crash.  Newman, who was wearing her seat belt while

operating, was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Vehicle #1 sustained moderate impact damage to the front end, and was towed away

from the scene.  Newman was uninjured as a result of the crash.

 

The road conditions at the time of the crash were, as well as the vehicle's lack

of sufficient tires for the weather were found to be a contributing factor.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Addison County Sheriff's

Department.