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June 27, 2018

Shaftsbury Barracks/MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B302091                                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Sandberg

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                   

CONTACT#: (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 06-27-18/Approximately 13:30 hours

STREET: US Route 7 North

TOWN: Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Pownal View Barn

WEATHER: Overcast       

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear, pavement

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Marcia A. Ethier

AGE: 64     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Adams, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Rogue

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive front end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 06-27-18 at 13:40 hours, the Vermont State Police was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a deer on US Route 7, located in the Town of Pownal.

Operator #1, identified as Marcia A. Ethier (64), was travelling northbound when a deer ran onto the roadway from the treeline off the west shoulder of the road. Operator #1 activated her brakes, however, she was unable to avoid colliding with the deer. Operator #1 was wearing her seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash. The deer died of its injuries prior to the Vermont State Police's arrival. Operator 1's vehicle sustained heavy damage to the front end and was removed from the scene by All Service Citgo.