STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: Cpl. Mike Sorensen
STATION: VSP Westminster
CONTACT#: (802) 722-4600
DATE/TIME: 01/27/17 1319 hrs.
LOCATION: 315 Route 30 Newfane, VT.
OPERATOR: Virginia Pennock
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Townshend, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2016 Audi Q5
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled - undercarriage, passenger side, hood, roof, driver's side
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
V1/Virginia Pennock/Townshend, VT/74/yes/Unknown at this time, believed to be minor
HOSPITAL: Grace Cottage Hospital
ROAD COND: Dry
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 01/27/17 at approximately 1319 hrs. the Vermont State Police, NewBrook Fire/Rescue, and Rescue Inc. were dispatched to a single vehicle into a tree on Route 30 between Brown Road and Hemlock Hill Road in the town of Newfane. Investigation revealed that vehicle #1 had been traveling north on Route 30 when operator #1 fell asleep, veered across the southbound lane, left the west side of the roadway, struck a snow bank, became airborne, and struck a large Hemlock tree in the area of its right front wheel. The impact snapped the tree which landed in the southbound lane. Following that impact vehicle #1 rotated around the tree in a clockwise manner and struck another tree on the west side of Route 30. Operator #1 was transported to the Grace Cottage Hospital by Rescue Inc. for treatment of what are believed to be minor injuries. Scott Brooks Towing removed vehicle #1 from the scene. NewBrook Fire personnel and the Windham County Sheriff's Department provided traffic control assistance at the scene.
COURT ACTION: No