STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: S. Richardson
DATE/TIME: April 5, 2017, at approximately 11:06 AM
STREET: VT Route 103
TOWN: Mount Holly
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 1637 VT Route 103
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Overcast with light rain
ROAD CONDITIONS: Paved, wet
OPERATOR: John Banholzer
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bellows Falls, VT
VEHICLE YEAR: 2012
VEHICLE MAKE: Volvo
VEHICLE MODEL: Tractor with attached trailer
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Substantial contact and induced damage located on the left rear of the trailer.
OPERATOR: William Downs
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT
VEHICLE YEAR: 2003
VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru
VEHICLE MODEL: Legacy
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Substantial contact and induced damage located on the front of the vehicle. Totaled
INJURIES: Serious internal injuries
HOSPITAL: Albany Medical Center
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On April 5, 2017, at approximately 1108 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash located on Vermont Route 103, in the vicinity of 1637 VT Route 103, located in Mount Holly.
Initial investigation revealed vehicle #2, a tractor trailer unit was stationary pulled off to the right side of the northbound lane of VT Route 103 with its hazard lights activated. Vehicle #1 was being operated northbound in the northbound lane of VT Route 103. Vehicle #1 traveled over the white fog line and struck the left rear of the trailer.
Operator #1 suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the crash and was subsequently airlifted to Albany Medical Center.
Troopers were assisted by the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Holly Volunteer Fire Department, Ludlow Ambulance Service and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle-Commercial Enforcement Division.
Anyone with information pertaining to the crash is encouraged to contact the Rutland Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
MUG SHOT: No
COURT ACTION: No
COURT DATE/TIME: N/A