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January 11, 2019

Shaftsbury Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B300080                           

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas Grimes

STATION: Shaftsbury                           

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: January 8th, 2019, at approximately 0851 hours

STREET: VT Route 313W

TOWN: Arlington, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Sandgate Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Snowing

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow Covered

 

OPERATOR #1:

NAME: Timothy Girdzis

AGE: 60

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, VT

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #1

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Silverado 1500

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end damage.

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On January 8th, 2019, at approximately 0851 hours, Troopers at the Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on VT Route 313W near Sandgate Road in the Town of Arlington, VT

 

Initial investigation revealed that vehicle #1 was traveling westbound on VT Route 313W near Sandgate Road in Arlington, VT when the operator observed an oncoming tractor trailer beginning to cross over the yellow line.  Operator #1 swerved to avoid the oncoming tractor trailer and drove off the roadway.  Vehicle #1 sustained front end damage.  Operator #1 was wearing his seatbelt.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted by the Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Rescue.

 

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Monarch’s Towing due to disabling damage.

 

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

 

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