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April 16, 2018

New Haven/Single Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 18B501173
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: April 16, 2018 at 2116 hours
STREET: VT Route 22A
TOWN: Orwell
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Brown Lane
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

VEHICLE #1 
OPERATOR: David McLaughlin
AGE: 57
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Santa Monica, CA

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017
VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner
VEHICLE MODEL: Tractor Trailer
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate Contact Damage
INJURIES: Laceration to head
HOSPITAL: Porter Medical Center



SUMMARY OF CRASH: On April 16, 2018 at approximately 2115 hours, Troopers from
the New Haven Barracks responded to the area of VT Route 22A and Brown Lane in
the Town of Orwell for a report of a single vehicle crash involving a
tractor-trailer. Investigation revealed that the operator, David McLaughlin, was
travelling south on VT Route 22A when he swerved to avoid colliding with an
injured deer in the roadway. The tractor-trailer subsequently left the travelled
portion of the roadway, rolling onto its right side. The tractor-trailer came to
rest in a field approximately 100 feet off of VT Route 22A. McLaughlin was taken
to Porter Medical Center by Middlebury Rescue where he received treatment to a
minor head laceration. 

The Vermont State Police was assisted on scene by the Orwell Fire Department and
Middlebury Rescue.



Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N/A
COURT ACTION: N/A
COURT: N/A
COURT DATE/TIME: N/A



*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.



Tpr. Tyler Silva

Vermont State Police

B Troop-New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, Vermont 05472

Tel: 802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918





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