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Incident#: 22MV008287

Date/Time of the Incident: 10/05/22 @ 5:45PM

Type of Event(s): Single vehicle commercial vehicle property damage crash

Location of Event(s): US Route 2, Moretown

Investigating Inspectors: Benjamin Shelp, Rajesh Hailey

Assisting Agency: Vermont State Police

Summary: On 10/5/22, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Inspectors responded to a single commercial vehicle crash on US Route 2 in Moretown.  A New Penn Motor Express Inc. tractor trailer, partially loaded with general freight, was headed west on US Route 2 when the vehicle went off the road and struck a utility pole.  There was no reported injury, but Green Mountain Power had to respond to fix the damaged utility pole.  At the time of the crash the tractor trailer was operated by Joseph Franolich, 57, of Highgate, Vermont.  The tractor trailer was towed from the scene by a heavy-duty wrecker.  The crash investigation is still ongoing at this time.