May 15, 2020
SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ CRASH IN POWNAL
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B301505

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Stange

STATION: Shaftsbury

CONTACT#:802-442-5421

DATE/TIME:05/14/20 at 1445 hours

STREET: North Pownal Road

TOWN: Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Carpenter Hill Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: normal

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Ronald Bisson

AGE: 76

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: GMC

VEHICLE MODEL: truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: heavy front end

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL:

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Davey Tree Service

AGE:

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL: wood chipper/boom truck combo

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 05/14/20 at approximately 1450 hours Troopers responded to the area of North Pownal Road and Carpenter Hill Road in Pownal for a reported two car crash. Investigation revealed that Bisson was operating his 2007 GMC pickup heading westbound on North Pownal Road when he crashed into the back of a parked woodchipper/boom truck. A crew from Davey Tree Service was performing roadside work with equipment parked along the westbound shoulder. Although Bisson’s vehicle sustained heavy damage, no injuries were reported on scene. The Davey chipper and boom truck sustained minor damage. There were traffic control measures in place at the time of the crash. No charges are pending. Pownal Fire and Rescue responded to the scene as well.

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ______________ T23 VSA _______

LODGED – LOCATION:

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: N

COURT:

COURT DATE/TIME:

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

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