STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: Anthony Frissora
STATION: VSP Westminster
DATE/TIME: January 19th 2017, at approximately 1:27 A.M.
STREET: Interstate 91 North mm 31
WEATHER: Light snow
ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet, icy, partial snow cover
OPERATOR: Dalmar Aden
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Essex Junction, Vermont
VEHICLE YEAR: 2007
VEHICLE MAKE: International
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: Small cut on right hand
OPERATOR: Curtis Cottrell
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Greenville, South Carolina
VEHICLE YEAR: 2014
VEHICLE MAKE: Freight Liner
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Heavy front end damage
INJURIES: Sore shoulder
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On January 19, 2017, at approximately 1:27 A.M, the Vermont State Police were notified of a crash on Interstate 91 north at mile marker 31 in the Town of Westminster (Windham County) Vermont.
An investigation revealed the operator of the Fedex International truck pulling two trailers, Dalmar Aden, lost control while traveling north on Interstate 91, in part due to road conditions. This caused his truck and one trailer to travel down the bridge embankment onto Vermont Route 121, totaling both units. The second trailer remained on Interstate 91 near mile marker 31, causing major damage to the road surface and guard rails.
The operator of the second TT unit, Curtis Cottrell, struck the second disconnected trailer on the interstate totaling it and blocking both lanes. There were minor injuries reported by both operators, but both declined medical
The northbound lanes of Interstate 91, between exit 5 & 6 were closed for an extended period of time while vehicles were being removed and the bridge inspected by members of VTrans.
Vermont State Police were assisted at the scene by members of Golden Cross Ambulance Service, Westminster Fire Department and employees of VTrans.
Trooper Anthony Frissora
Vermont State Police