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February 9, 2017

Press Release / TT-Unit crash / I91 Brattleboro / VSP Westminster / 17B100764

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B100764

TROOPER: Valcourt

STATION: Westminster                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 02/09/2017 12:39 pm

STREET: I-91 Southbound

TOWN: Brattleboro

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Exit#2

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 08/75

WEATHER:   Snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow covered

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  Mr. Barry Williams    

AGE:      52

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orlando, FL

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: Tractor

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end, driver and passenger side

INJURIES: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 02/09/2017 at approximately 12:39 pm, members of the Vermont State Police (Westminster Station), VT DMV and the Brattleboro Fire Department responded to Interstate 91 (I91) in the Town of Brattleboro for a reported TT-Unit which had jackknifed and was blocking the southbound lane. 

 

Investigation found that a vehicle being operated by Mr. Barry Williams, 52 of Orlando, FL, was headed southbound when he lost control of his vehicle.   Mr. Williams attempted to regain control of his vehicle and ended up striking the shoulder on the right side of the roadway.  After striking the shoulder, Mr. William’s TT-Unit jackknifed which caused his vehicle to completely block the southbound lanes.   

 

No injuries were sustained in this crash and Mr. Williams’s vehicle was towed from the scene by DJ’s Towing of Guilford.   

 

I-91 southbound was closed at Exit #2 for approximately 1.5 hours.