Vermont State Police: Minivan, tractor-trailer crash results in injuries
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a crash this past Friday afternoon in Bridport in which a passenger was injured in a crash involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer.
At around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, troopers were sent to a reported two-vehicle crash on Route 22A north of the North Cream Hill Road intersection in Bridort. Police discovered a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Carol Rees, 48, of North Pawlet and an International tractor-trailer driven by Randall Uron, 61, of Westville, N.J., had been involved in the crash.
Police said their preliminary investigation indicated that Rees was driving southbound before traveling left of center and hitting Uron’s northbound truck. A passenger in Rees’s van sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Porter Hospital by ambulance.
The crash rendered both vehicles inoperable.
This crash remains under investigation. The state police’s New Haven barracks can be reached at 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, troopers:
• On Dec. 3 at approximately 11 p.m. stopped a red 2007 Honda Accord on Route 7 in Middlebury after observing an equipment violation. Police cited Justin Stover, 45, of South Burlington for driving with a criminally suspended license.
• On Dec. 6 at just before 11 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Court Street in Middlebury because the vehicle did not have a front license plate. Police identified the driver as Roger Detko, 59, of Proctor, learned that Detko had an active warrant out of Rutland County seeking his arrest, took him into custody and eventually transferred Detko to the Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, with the assistance of the Addison County Sheriff’s Department. Bail was set at $2,500.
State police also issued Detko a written warning for a failing to have a license plate on his vehicle.
• On Dec. 7 at approximately 11:40 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 17 near Legend Lane in New Haven and cited the driver, identified as 29-year-old Joseph Lilly of Bridport, for driving with a criminally suspended license.
• On Dec. 7 at around 5:30 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash on Bristol Road near Hardscrabble Road in Monkton. Police report that Anita Oberle, 82, of Monkton was driving a 2018 Ford Fusion northbound on Bristol Road, became disoriented by lights from other vehicles and crossed into the southbound lane, where her car collided with a southbound 2012 Ford Focus driven by Jeffrey Rusik, 61, of North Ferrisburgh. No injuries were reported, but both cars sustained damage.
Neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected to be factors in the collision.
Traffic tickets were pending.
• On the evening of Dec. 7 closed a section of Route 7 in the area of the Lamoille Woodcraft business to allow emergency crews to work at the scene of a structure fire. State police alerted the public that they had reopened Route 7 to normal traffic flow at 1 a.m. on Dec. 8.
• On Dec. 8 at a little past noon responded to a reported assault in Benson. After investigating, troopers said they determined that Adam Phillips, 36, of Orwell had caused injury to another male during a roadside altercation due to a road rage incident. Police cited Phillips for simple assault, and cited a juvenile for negligent driving.