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Shaftsbury Barracks/Motor Vehicle Crash Ticket Issued for Driving Too Fast for Conditions

by | Feb 10, 2021 | Firm News |

Here is another crash because someone ( in this case a 21 year old kid from out of state) was driving too fast on icy/snow covered roads. He got a ticket for driving too fast for the conditions and no doubt his insurance premiums will increase. Just as sure as the sun will rise each morning people will drive too fast on icy and snow coverage roads, crash into another vehicle and cause death, injuries and property damage.

If you were injured in a car accident please call for a free consultation. My number is 802-888-7707 and I am available seven days a week.

February 9, 2021
Shaftsbury Barracks/Motor Vehicle Crash
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B300387
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: SGT Seth Loomis, TPR Justin Walker, TPR Tyler, Silva
STATION: Shaftsbury
CONTACT#: 802-422-5421

DATE/TIME: February 9, 2021 at approximately 1735 hours
STREET: US Route 7
TOWN: Shaftsbury
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Highest Elevation
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: MM 20
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Icy/Snow Covered

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Jefferson Luce
AGE: 21
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, PA

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018
VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota
VEHICLE MODEL: 4 Runner
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled
INJURIES: None

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Sheryl Hempel
AGE: 63
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: New York City, NY

VEHICLE YEAR:
VEHICLE MAKE: Audi
VEHICLE MODEL: A4
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled
INJURIES: Suspected Minor
HOSPITAL: SVMC

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On February 9, 2021 at approximately 1735 hours, Troopers from the Shaftsbury Barracks responded to the area of the Highest Elevation on US Route 7 in the Town of Shaftsbury for a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that vehicle #1 was travelling north on US Route 7 at a speed of approximately 60 MPH when the operator, Jefferson Luce (21) of Philadelphia, PA, lost control of the vehicle. Vehicle #1 began to slide and crossed over the centerline into the southbound lane. Vehicle #1 then struck Vehicle #2 which was travelling southbound at approximately 50 MPH. The posted speed limit in this area of US Route 7 is 55 MPH.

Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the crash. Hempel was transported to an area hospital via ambulance to be evaluated for her injuries. Luce was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for driving too fast for conditions pursuant to Title 23 VSA 1081(a). Road conditions were deemed to be a contribution factor in this collision.

The Vermont State Police was assisted on scene by the Bennington Police Department, Bennington Rescue, Shaftsbury Fire Department, and Southern Vermont Auto.

Tpr. Tyler Silva & K9 Axel

Vermont State Police

B Troop-Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Tel: 802-442-5421

at 2/09/2021 08:32:00 PM
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