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February 18, 2020

Rutland Barracks / MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20B400695                        

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Eric Jakubowski

STATION: Rutland                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: On February 18, 2020, at approximately 1824 hours

STREET: VT Route 31

TOWN: Poultney, Vermont

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: 908 VT Route 31

WEATHER: Rain

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow covered, slick

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Brynna Sady

AGE: 17

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitehall, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Grand Cherokee

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy front end damage

INJURIES: Minor head pain.

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Charles Bottomley

AGE: 48

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Camry

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Heavy front end damage

INJURIES: Minor abdominal pain.

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On February 18, 2020, at approximately 1824 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks were notified of a two-vehicle crash on VT Route 31, in the Town of Poultney, Vermont.

Through investigation it was determined that Operator #1 (Sady) was operating vehicle #1, traveling southbound on VT Route 31. Operator #2 (Bottomley) was operating vehicle #2, traveling northbound on VT Route 31. Vehicle #1, crossed the center line, collided with Vehicle #2 head-on in the northbound lane of traffic. Vehicle #1 and Vehicle #2 sustained significant damage. Slick roads due to recent snowfall was a contributing circumstance of the crash.

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Poultney Fire Department and Fair Haven Rescue Squad. Vehicle #1 and Vehicle #2 were towed by R&D Automotive.

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending