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February 15, 2017

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Motor Vehicle Crash/17A400736

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17A400736                                          
RANK: Corporal C. Schulze
STATION: St. Johnsbury                               
CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

DATE/TIME: 02/10/17   0705
STREET: Interstate 91 South
TOWN: Ryegate
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 112/15
WEATHER: Cloudy           
ROAD CONDITIONS: Slush/Ice

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Thomas Bueb
AGE: 71     
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lancaster, NH

VEHICLE YEAR: 2001
VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep
VEHICLE MODEL: Grand Cherokee
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: Broken bones and lacerations
HOSPITAL: Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH


SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 02/10/17, the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 91 South in Ryegate.
Members of the Woodsville Ambulance, Ryegate Fire Department, and Woodsville Fire Department responded as well.

Investigation revealed that Thomas Bueb was in the passing lane when he lost control of his vehicle.
The vehicle traveled sideways and exited the roadway off the west side. The vehicle traveled several hundred feet,
rolling over multiple times, before coming to rest against a tree.

The two occupants in the vehicle were entrapped for approximately an hour before rescue personnel were able to extricate them.
The occupants were transported to Cottage Hospital for their injuries.


Investigation is ongoing.