Vermont State Police Log: Icy conditions result in several accidents

ADDISON COUNTRY — Snowfall on Friday, Jan. 29, resulted in some traffic crashes that kept Vermont State Police busy.
Police said the weather changed from light snow to heavy, wet snow with local accumulations of two inches on Route 22A during that morning. At around 10:30 a.m., troopers were called to Route 22A at the Bridport-Shoreham line for several vehicles that had slid off the roadway. They investigated three crashes involving tractor-trailers.
No major injuries were reported, but one occupant of a vehicle was transported to a hospital for medical evaluation of minor injuries.
State police closed Route 22A for approximately 1.5 hours to remove stranded and damaged vehicles.
In addition to the VSP, local agencies that responded to the area were the Bridport Volunteer Fire Department, Middlebury Regional EMS, Vergennes Police Department, Department of Motor Vehicles and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.
That same day, state police responded to a report of multiple vehicles off Route 7 in the area of the Brandon-Pittsford town line. Troopers responded to several collisions with a total of four vehicles off the road.
One of the collisions occurred as a result of slowed traffic due to the sudden onset of inclement weather and road conditions, a trooper reported. Police said that Gaytanino Tedesco, 46, of Rutland was driving a 2002 GMC car and he successfully avoided hitting the vehicle directly in front of him that had suddenly stopped by swerving out of the way but was unable to avoid colliding with the next vehicle in the line. That was a 2011 Subaru driven by 73-year-old Hanford Davis of Brandon, who told police that he was parked waiting for traffic to continue when the rear bumper of his vehicle was struck. No one was injured, though both vehicles sustained some damage.
In the only other activity that state police reported between Jan. 24 and Feb. 2, troopers:
•  On Jan. 27 at approximately 2:30 p.m. were called to investigate a complaint in the Meadow Brook Terrace neighborhood of Leicester. Police said their investigation showed that an 18-year-old who is in the care of Specialized Community Care was out trying to slash the tires of a counselor’s vehicle, as he became upset that she would not take him anywhere. Police also alleged that the 18-year-old had tried to slash her tires in the past and had assaulted the complainant. Police cited the man for simple assault.
•  On Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. went to an East Street home in New Haven, attempting to locate 31-year-old Krystal Turnbaugh, who was wanted by the Department of Corrections. State police found Turnbaugh, took her into custody without incident, and transferred her into the custody of the Addison County Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

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