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June 27, 2017

VSP WESTMINSTER / CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B104019                                      

TROOPER: John Waitekus

STATION: VT State Police -Westminster                            

CONTACT#: (802) 722-4600 Ext. 522

 

DATE/TIME: 06-26-17 at 1704 hours.

STREET: 316 Western Ave. at Allerton Ave.           

TOWN: Brattleboro

WEATHER: Clear     

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: James J. Smith

AGE: 39    

SEAT BELT: Yes

AIR BAG: No

CITY, STATE: Brattleboro, VT. 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Escape

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Rear driver side

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Amy Fletcher

AGE: 39    

SEAT BELT: Yes

AIR BAG: Yes

CITY, STATE: Brattleboro, VT.

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Taurus

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Front driver side

INJURIES: Right wrist injury

HOSPITAL: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 06-26-17 at approximately 1702 hours, Brattleboro Police Officer Amy Fletcher was traveling east on Western Ave. at Allerton Ave. in a 2016 Ford Taurus. James Smith, operating at 2016 Ford Escape failed to yield to approaching traffic when entering the roadway as he exited a driveway resulting in a crash. Officer Fletcher sustained injuries to her right wrist. No other injuries were reported. VT State Police, Brattleboro Police, Brattleboro Fire Dept. Rescue Inc. and Al’s Towing responded and assisted at the scene.

 

Vermont Civil Violation for Title 23 VSA 1074, Vehicles entering roadway, was issued to Smith.

 

 

Trooper John Waitekus 

Vermont State Police - Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600