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March 27, 2017

St Johnsbury Barracks/ VT AOT plow truck crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE# 17A410555                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt Brian May

STATION: Saint Johnsbury Barracks                                         

CONTACT#: (802)748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 03/27/2017 at 0505 hours

STREET: VT RT 232

TOWN: Groton, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: .2 miles north of Ricker Mill Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Rain

ROAD CONDITIONS: Icy asphalt

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jason Potter

AGE:  37  

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2008

VEHICLE MAKE: International

VEHICLE MODEL: six wheel state plow truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: passenger side

INJURIES: minor injury reported by operator #1

HOSPITAL: not transported

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above stated time and date, Operator #1 was operating a VT Agency of Transportation state plow truck traveling north while salting VT RT 232. The roadway consisted of hills, sharp curves and was very narrow in the area of the crash. The road surface was uneven and icy contributing to Vehicle #1 sliding to the right side of the road where it's passenger side tires caught the edge of the roadway. The road's shoulder was almost non-existent in this area which led to vehicle #1 traveling off the right side of the roadway where it rolled over onto its passenger side. Operator #1 was seat-belted in and able to free himself.