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March 8, 2017

Press Release / State Police / Crash / 17B101365

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B101365                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Cpl. Brian Turner

STATION: Westminster                                

CONTACT#: 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 3-8-17 / 1224 hours

STREET: I 91 N

TOWN: Springfield

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 42.5

WEATHER: Clear, mild   

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Virginia Raymond

AGE: 71    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Grafton, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2001

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forrester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive contact damage to front end to include hood and undercarriage, entire driver's side

INJURIES: Op #1 - cut inside mouth + headache, passenger - back pain

HOSPITAL: Springfield

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

Vehicle #1 was traveling north at 60 MPH when for an unexplainable reason, the vehicle veered sharply to the right and drove head-on into a set of metal guardrail.  After striking the guardrail, the vehicle deflected back into the travel portion of the road and rolled onto its driver's side.  Op #1 advised that the vehicle was not steering properly prior to the crash.  An inspection of the vehicle at the scene found no obvious damage to the steering mechanism. 

 

Op #1 and her husband Francis Raymond age 67 were able to get out of the vehicle on their own.  Both parties were transported to Springfield Hospital and evaluated for minor cuts and general soreness to the head and back.       

 

Cpl. Brian Turner

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Westminster, VT 05158

(802) 722-4600