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February 13, 2017

PRESS RELEASE-#17A400798-CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17A400798                                                          
TROOPER: Shaffer
STATION: VSP- St. Johnsbury                     
CONTACT#: 748-3111

DATE/TIME: 02/12/17 @ 1442 hours
STREET: Flanders Brook Road
TOWN: Bradford
WEATHER: Snow
ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Bethany Tucker
AGE: 31  
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Corinth, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014
VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru
VEHICLE MODEL: Outback
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy Front end
INJURIES: None

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: James Erwin
AGE: 56
SEAT BELT? Not applicable
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bradford, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 1956
VEHICLE MAKE: Fordson
VEHICLE MODEL: Major
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate
INJURIES: None





SUMMARY OF CRASH:

State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Flanders Brook Road in Bradford on 02/12/2017. Investigation found Bethany Tucker was traveling south when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with the rear of a farm tractor being operated by James Erwin. Tucker was issued traffic citations for traveling too fast for conditions and failing to use a child restraint system. PTO's Garage removed Tucker's vehicle.




COURT ACTION: N