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Vermont State Police: Elderly Shoreham driver unable to stop, hits vehicle

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police said they may issue a traffic ticket in the case of a pickup truck driven by an 81-year-old Shoreham woman crashing into a car driven by a 17-year-old Vergennes youth on Route 7 on Oct. 19
At a little after noon on last Friday troopers went to the scene of the crash in Waltham. State police report that the 17-year-old stopped on South Middlebrook Road waiting to cross the intersection, and then eased his 2001 Subaru Legacy across Route 7 when his car was hit by the 2001 Dodge truck travelling southbound. The Shoreham woman told police that she was driving 45-50 mph, and as she neared the intersection with South Middlebrook Road, she saw a vehicle cross in front of her but she was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and no injuries were reported. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said.
In other recent activity, state police:
•  On Oct. 17 at 12:45 a.m. observed a white 2002 Acura RSX travelling north on Route 7 in New Haven with a defective taillight. State police stopped the car and cited the driver, identified as David Murray, 20, of Waterbury, for driving while criminally suspended license. Murray was also issued a ticket for defective equipment, which carries a fine of $59.
•  On Oct. 17 at approximately 12:47 p.m. were dispatch, along with Bristol police, to a one-car crash on Lower Notch Road in Bristol. State police report that a 2012 Toyota Tundra driven by James Winters, 6, of Bristol travelled left of center, left road, struck a tree, went down a steep embankment and overturned. Winters was transported by ambulance to UVM Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Neither speed nor impairment appear to be contributing factors in this motor vehicle crash.
Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Bristol police, fire and rescue. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police, New Haven barracks, at (802) 388-4919.
•  On Oct. 21 at a little past 4 p.m. recognized Keisha Willard, 23, of Bristol driving on Munsill Avenue in Bristol. Police stopped the car and cited Willard for driving with a criminally suspended license.

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