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July 27, 2017

Shaftsbury/ Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17B302471                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. LaBombard

STATION: VSP Shaftsbury                                            

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 07-26-17 1559 hours

STREET: White Creek Road,

TOWN: Shaftsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Cold Springs Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear, Dry     

ROAD CONDITIONS: Gravel, No obstructions

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Ralph Bennett IV

AGE:  22  

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hoosick, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Patriot

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Driver side front fender, hood and bumper

INJURIES: No injuries

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: N/A

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

Troopers with the Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a single vehicle crash on White Creek Road in the Town of Shaftsbury. Shaftsbury Fire and rescue members were also dispatched to the scene.  After speaking with the driver, Ralph Bennett at the scene, it was determined that Bennett lost control of the vehicle while attempting to swerve to avoid striking an unknown animal that was crossing the roadway.  As a result the vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a tree along the shoulder of the road. No alcohol or drugs were involved in this incident. No injuries were sustained as a result of the crash.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: No

BAIL: NO

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME:       

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

Sgt Frank LaBombard

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone (802) 442-5421

Fax       (802) 442-3263