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May 11, 2018

Rutland Barracks / MV Crash / Negligent Operation ***Update

***Update

After further investigation, Ashley Ferguson, 31, was interviewed at the Rutland Barracks on May 11, 2018, and was subsequently charged for negligent operation.  She is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on 6/25/2018 at 8:30AM for the charge.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint 3295423 / Title 23 VSA 800(a)

LODGED – LOCATION: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: 6/25/2018 at 8:30 AM

*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.

 

 

From: Gardner, Charles
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:51 PM
To: 'VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us' <VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Cc: DPS - B4 Troop <B4Troop@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: Rutland Barracks / MV Crash

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B401940                          

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Charles Gardner

STATION: Rutland                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: April 21, 2018, at approximately 1412 hours

STREET: VT Route 3

TOWN: Proctor

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: South Street

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Normal

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Ashley Ferguson

AGE: 31    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont


PASSENGER 1: Zebulon Washburn

AGE: 37

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bellows Falls, Vermont

 

PASSENGER 2: Carter Travis (Juvenile)

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont

 

PASSENGER 3: Landon Travis (Juvenile)

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Caravan

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled, significant impact damage to the front portion

INJURIES: Non-life-threatening injury to all passengers and operator

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Richard Kowalczyk

AGE: 31

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont

 

PASSENGER: Elizabeth Lindsay

AGE: 32

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Rav 4

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Significant impact damage to the front portion

INJURIES: Minor injury to both occupants

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On April 21, 2018, at approximately 1412 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks responded to a two-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 3, in the Town of Proctor, Vermont.

Initial investigation revealed that Operator #2 (Kowalczyk) was traveling southbound operating vehicle #2. Operator #1 (Ferguson) was traveling northbound operating vehicle #1. Operator #1 (Ferguson) fell asleep while driving and crossed the center line into the southbound lane of travel. Operator #2 (Kowalczyk) attempted to swerve to his left to avoid the head on collision with vehicle #1 and Operator #1 (Ferguson) swerved right to attempt to get back into her lane of travel. Vehicle #1 struck vehicle #2 head on in the southbound lane of travel.

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Rutland Town Police Department and Regional Ambulance Service.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint / T23 VSA _______ (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.

 




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