August 11, 2020
Rutland Barracks – Motor Vehicle Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B403046

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Kipp Colburn

STATION: Rutland

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

DATE/TIME: On August 11, 2020, at approximately 1330 hours

STREET: Vermont Route 30

TOWN: Poultney

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Calvin Lane

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Adam Wells

AGE: 30

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Granville, NY

PASSENGER: NA

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: RAM 1500

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total Loss

INJURIES: Yes

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On August 11, 2020, at approximately 1330 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks were notified of a single motor vehicle crash on Vermont Route 30 in Poultney, Vermont.

Through investigation it was determined Operator #1 (Wells) was operating Vehicle #1 and traveling north on Vermont Route 30 when he looked away from the road to reach for a bottle of water and failed to maintain his lane. Vehicle #1 traveled several hundred feet along the ditch of the roadway and struck several telephone poles and trees before coming to rest.

Warner’s Autobody removed the vehicle from the roadway.

Vermont State Police were assisted by Poultney Rescue and Poultney Volunteer Fire Department.

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending.

*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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