Tree in road and truck crash resulted in Route 17 closure in Addison Thursday morning

ADDISON — Route 17 West in Addison was entirely closed to traffic in both directions all morning Thursday after a truck crashed there in the pre-dawn hours.
On June 28 at approximately 3 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a crash involving a commercial motor vehicle on Route 17 near Country Club  Road.
Troopers said their preliminary investigation showed that Kevin Bradford, 45, of Ferrisburgh was driving a 2018 Kenworth truck westbound on Route 17 on a wet road in the rain when he came upon a tree blocking the roadway. Bradford attempted to swerve to avoid striking the tree and his vehicle left the roadway, police report.
As the truck left the roadway, it struck a utility pole and overturned in the ditch.
Bradford was wearing a seat belt and sustained no injuries as a result of this crash.
The Kenworth, however, was considered a total loss.
Both lanes of Route 17 were shut down during the investigation. Police reported at 12:50 p.m. that one lane had opened up to traffic.
State police were assisted on scene by members of the Addison Fire Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles and Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.
Neither alcohol nor drug impairment appear to be contributing factors to this crash, police report.

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