STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: Sgt. Steven Coote
STATION: New Haven
STREET: Vermont Route 22a
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Nortontown Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow/slush covered
OPERATOR: Svetlana Newman
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
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