May 15, 2020
Shaftsbury Barracks // Motor Vehicle Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS INCIDENT

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B301514

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Shawn Sommers

STATION: Shaftsbury

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

DATE/TIME: May 15, 2020, at approximately 1142 hours

STREET: VT RT 30

TOWN: Rupert, Vermont

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Herrick Brook Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Austin J. Hurley

AGE: 23

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Granville, NY

VEHICLE YEAR: 2003

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Ranger

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Minor

HOSPITAL: Glens Falls Hospital

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Stephanie D. Hobbs-Levine

AGE: 35

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Middletown Springs, Vermont

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: CR-V

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: No

HOSPITAL: N/A

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On May 15, 2020, at approximately 1142 hours, Troopers at the Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash on VT RT 30, in the Town of Rupert, Vermont.

Initial investigation revealed that OP#1 (Hurley) was traveling south on VT RT 30 and attempted to pass VH#2 as it was turning left. VH#1 collided with the front end of VH#2, ultimately causing OP#1 to lose control of VH#1. VH#1 rolled over several times, before colliding with a telephone pole and landing on its roof.

There were minor injuries as a result of the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to damage by Monarch’s Towing. The Vermont State Police were assisted by the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department, Rupert Fire Department, Granville Rescue, and Manchester Rescue.

LODGED – LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A

*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.

Trooper Shawn Sommers

Vermont State Police

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05701

Barracks: 802-442-5421

Email: [email protected]

Trooper Shawn Sommers

Vermont State Police