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June 28, 2018

Westminster Barracks - Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

                                                                                                           

CASE#: 18B103801

TROOPER: Sgt. Buckley                                               

STATION: VSP Westminster              

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 06/28/18 at approximately 1400 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 91 southbound, mile marker 21/20, Town of Putney

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Scott E. Meehan

AGE: 28    
SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Carlisle, PA

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2004 Mercedes Benz

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Moderate damage to the driver side front bumper, front fender and driver side front tire.

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

No reported injuries

HOSPITAL: N/A                

WEATHER: Moderate rain           

ROAD COND: Wet / some standing water

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:  On 06/28/18 at approximately 1400 hours, a Trooper from VSP Westminster came upon a single vehicle crash on Interstate 91 in Putney. During the roadside investigation, it was determined that Meehan was traveling southbound at approximately 62 miles per hour when he traveled over standing water in the roadway. This standing water caused the vehicle that Meehan was operating to hydroplane. As a result of hydroplaning, the vehicle traveled from the travel lane, across the passing lane and struck the guardrail on a bridge.   There were no reported injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Motorists are reminder that rainy conditions can cause water to pool on the roadways in many areas, leading to an increased risk of hydroplaning.  The rain also reduces visibility. The Vermont State Police urge motorists to slow down in adverse conditions, increase following distance between cars and have your lights on to improve visibility. 

 

COURT ACTION: No

COURT DATE: N/A                          

COURT: N/A

LODGED LOCATION: N/A             

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A