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March 3, 2017

Crash/Addison/March 3, 2017


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  17B500658                                          
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva
STATION: New Haven                                    
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: March 3, 2017 at 08:37 hours
STREET: Route 17
TOWN: Addison
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Sunset Lane
WEATHER: Sunny and Clear        
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Charles Potter
AGE: 70   
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fort Ann, NY

VEHICLE YEAR: 1990
VEHICLE MAKE: GMC
VEHICLE MODEL: Farm Truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate damage to driver side of the vehicle
INJURIES: None

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Melissa Ruggles
AGE: 29     
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lincoln, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014
VEHICLE MAKE: Kia
VEHICLE MODEL: Soul
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled
INJURIES: Yes
HOSPITAL: Porter Medical Center

SUMMARY OF CRASH:
                On March 3, 2017 at approximately 08:37 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks responded to a report of a two car crash on Route 17 in Addison. An investigation of the crash determined that the operator of vehicle #1 entered the intersection of Route 17 and Sunset Lane in front of vehicle #2. Vehicle #2 was unable to stop or avoid the collision. Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to assist. Operator #2 suffered a serious injury to her leg. Route 17 was closed to traffic for approximately two hours.
Operator #1 was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint pursuant to title 23 VSA 1046, entering an intersection.  Operator #2 was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint pursuant to title 23 VSA 676, operating under suspension-civil.

Pending Further Investigation. 
Tpr. Tyler Silva
Vermont State Police
B Troop-New Haven
2490 Ethan Allen Hwy
New Haven, Vermont 05472
Tel: 802-388-4919
Fax: 802-453-7918