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April 16, 2018

Shaftsbury Barracks/Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:18B301189                                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Sandberg

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                                   

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 04-16-18/05:50 hours

STREET: Maple Grove Road

TOWN: Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Strohmaier Road, Middle Pownal Road, Jackson Cross Road

WEATHER: Strong winds

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Melissa M. Mason

AGE: 38     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Buick

VEHICLE MODEL: Enclave

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor damage to driver's side door

INJURIES: Whiplash

HOSPITAL: Southern Vermont Medical Center

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the morning of Monday, April 16, 2018, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Maple Grove Road, at the four way intersection with Jackson Cross Road, Middle Pownal Road, and Strohmaier Road, located in the Town of Pownal, Vermont. The operator, identified as Melissa M. Mason, had struck a down wire that had fallen and been hanging in the roadway. Pownal Valley Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Mason to Southern Vermont Medical Center, where she was treated for whiplash. After investigation, it was determined the cause of the crash was strong crosswinds that broke the cable wire, causing it to strike Mason's vehicle.




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