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May 22, 2017

Williston Barracks / All Terrain Vehicle Crash w/ Injury

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A102248                             

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Corporal Mark Magnant

STATION: VSP-Williston Barracks                              

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME:  05/21/17  14:30 hrs

STREET:  Bog Road

TOWN:  Belvidere

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  Box 2020

 

WEATHER:  Cloudy, dry, mild

ROAD CONDITIONS:  dry, dirt & gravel

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  Mackenzie Robinson

AGE:  15   

SEAT BELT? N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Rutland City, Vermont

 

PASSENGER:  Sierra Tucker

AGE:  16

SEAT BELT? N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  South Burlington, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  2013

VEHICLE MAKE:  Polaris

VEHICLE MODEL:  Sportsman 800 ATV

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:  Front end damage

 

INJURIES:         Operator w/ non-incapacitating, minor facial trauma & abdominal 

Passenger w/ non-incapacitating back injury

 

HOSPITAL:       Copley Hospital Morrisville, VT

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On Sunday afternoon (5/21/17) the Vermont State Police, along with Wardens from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, responded to an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash on Bog Brook Road in the Town of Belvidere.   Preliminary investigation shows that fifteen year old Mackenzie Robinson of Rutland was operating an ATV belonging to forty two year old Jason Tucker of South Burlington.  Tucker's sixteen year old daughter, Sierra Tucker, was a passenger on the ATV.   Robinson was traveling westbound on Bog Brook in Belvidere when she lost control while entering a gradual curve on a downhill grade.  The ATV left the roadway and went off the westbound shoulder before striking a small stand of saplings along the edge of the road.  After the crash the operator was able to summon assistance from a near-by residence at which time a call was placed to the Lamoille County 911 Dispatch Center.  Northern EMS was dispatched to the scene and transported both juveniles to Copley Hospital with minor, non-incapacitating injuries. 

 

Both juveniles were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.  The ATV sustained non-disabling front end damage.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the operator was traveling too fast for the road conditions at the time of the crash.  Speed combined with inexperience contributed to the loss of control.  

 

Any enforcement action will be determined once this investigation is complete.

 

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Vermont Civil Violation Complaint   N/A    T23 VSA  N/A

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A   

BAIL:  N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME:  N/A      

 

 

 

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