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February 12, 2017

VSP Press Release: Two vehicle crash, Burke, VT. 02-11-17

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  17A400777                                         
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sean Pecuch
STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                                     
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: 02-11-17/1330
STREET: White School Road
TOWN: Burke
WEATHER: light snow    
ROAD CONDITIONS: snow covered

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Hunter Murray
AGE:  19   
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sheffield, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: Dump Truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: none
INJURIES: none
HOSPITAL: N/A

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Robert Bean
AGE:  27   
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Island Pond, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011
VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge
VEHICLE MODEL: Ram
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: moderate damage to truck bed
INJURIES: none
HOSPITAL: N/A




SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the early afternoon of 02-11-17, State Police were dispatched to a two
vehicle crash involving a plow truck on White School Road, in the town of Burke,
VT. Upon arrival Troopers located both vehicles, there was no damage to Vehicle
1, and moderate damage to the driver’s side bed of Vehicle 2. Further
investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 was plowing a driveway and started to back
out of the driveway when Vehicle 2 traveled behind him. Vehicle 1's dump bed
made contact with the back bed of Vehicle 2 causing damage. Both vehicles were
driven away from the scene.  There were no injuries and both operators were

wearing their seatbelts.