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February 8, 2017

VSP Press Release: Single Vehicle Rollover Exit 23, Lyndon VT 02-08-17

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  17A400710                                         
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sean Pecuch
STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                                     
CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

DATE/TIME: 02-08-17/0930 hours
STREET: Interstate 91 North
TOWN: Lyndon
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: Exit 23 off ramp
WEATHER: freezing rain
ROAD CONDITIONS: Icy/slush

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Tshering Sherpa
AGE:  22   
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT.

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005
VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge
VEHICLE MODEL: Durango
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate roof, and front end damage
INJURIES: None
HOSPITAL: N/A



SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the morning of 02-08-17, at approximately 0930 hours, State Police were
dispatched to a single vehicle roll over on the Exit 23 off ramp of Interstate
91 north. Upon arrival, Troopers located Vehicle 1 off of the left side of the
off ramp. After speaking to the operator and witnesses, investigation revealed
that Vehicle 1 was traveling down the off ramp and hit a patch of slush. The
operator lost control of the vehicle and it went off the side of the ramp
rolling 1-2 times before coming to rest. There were no injuries and all occupants
were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The vehicle was towed from
the scene due to disabling damage. State Police were assisted at the scene by
Lyndonville Fire, Lyndon Rescue, and Vermont Agency of Transportation.