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February 18, 2020

Williston Barracks // TT Unit Crash // Rt. 7 Charlotte

TATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20A100847                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Mike Kamerling // DMV inspector Mike Morse

STATION: WIlliston                         

CONTACT#: 878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 02/18/2020 @ 11:27 hours

STREET: US Rt. 7

TOWN: Charlotte

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: E. Thompson's Point Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: partially snow covered

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Rustam Turaev

AGE: 42   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brooklyn, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2019

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: TT Unit

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front bumper, undercarriage / vehicle redered inoperable

INJURIES: None

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: Vehicle #1 was traveling Northbound on US Rt. 7 and was the third in a group of three vehicles. As the lead vehicle approached the intersection of East Thompson's Point Road it's alleged to have made some type abrupt movement in the northbound lane before rapidly slowing and attempting to turn onto East Thompson's Point Road. The second vehicle was able to slow down, however, vehicle #1 was not able to slow down enough and in order to avoid crashing into the second vehicle, operator #1 directed his vehicle across the SB lane and off the west side of the road into a field. This incident resulted in no injuries. Vehicle #1 was removed from the field without drastically impacting traffic on Rt 7, however, East Thompsons Point Road needed to be closed for approximately one hour. The truck was hauling non-hazardous materials and there was no environmental impact caused by the incident. Investigation into the crash continues. Road conditions were a contributing factor.