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May 20, 2017

Shaftsbury Barracks/Accident

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B301558                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Paul F Sokolowski Jr

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                                   

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 05-20-2017/1059 hours

STREET: Route 7a

TOWN: Shaftsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: North of North RD

WEATHER: Sunny, Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Free of hazards

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kaleigh E Ward

AGE:  17    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Arlington

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forrester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front and rear bumper

INJURIES: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 05-20-2017 at approximately 1059 hours, the Vermont State Police responded to a single car crash on Route 7a in Shaftsbury Vermont.

 

Upon arrival, it was determined that Vehicle #1 was traveling south bound and had exited the west side of the roadway. Vehicle #1 collided with a telephone pole resulting in minor damage. An investigation ensued and found the operator was distracted, causing the crash.  This crash scene was assisted by Shaftsbury Fire Department.

 

 

Trooper Paul F Sokolowski Jr

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Phone: 802-442-5421

Fax:       802-442-3263