June 5, 2020
Shaftsbury Barracks // Motor Vehicle Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS INCIDENT

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 19B303144

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Shawn Sommers

STATION: Shaftsbury

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

DATE/TIME: June 5, 2020, at approximately 1246 hours

STREET: US RT 7

TOWN: Shaftsbury, Vermont

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: N/A

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 16.2

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: David Cole

AGE: 61

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont

VEHICLE YEAR: 1997

VEHICLE MAKE: Chev

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Jeffrey Winegar

AGE: 65

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, Vermont

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Expedition

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Minor

HOSPITAL: No

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On June 5, 2020, at approximately 1246 hours, Troopers at the Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a two-vehicle crash on US RT 7, in the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont.

Initial investigation revealed that OP#1 (Cole) was traveling south on US RT 7, when he attempted to preform a U-turn to help a disabled motorist. While turning, VH#1 collided into the side of VH#2.

There were minor injuries as a result of the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to damage.

LODGED – LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A

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Trooper Shawn Sommers

Vermont State Police