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Overturned Tractor Trailer on VT RTE 78 in Swanton

SUBJECT: Crash Investigation

DATE: 1/02/23

INCIDENT NUMBER: 23MV000002

TYPE OF EVENT(S): CMV Crash

LOCATION OF EVENT(S): VT RTE 78 in Swanton, VT

INVESTIGATING INSPECTOR(S): acting Capt. Pockette / Cpl. Morris

ASSISTING AGENCIES: VSP / Swanton Fire Dept

SUMMARY: At about 0850 hours, DMV Inspectors were dispatched to the report of a TT unit that overturned on VT RTE 78 in Swanton. The operator of the CMV was identified as Kevan Woodard, 51 years old, of Farnham, Quebec, Canada. Woodard was operating a Freightliner truck tractor, hauling a loaded trailer, westbound when the truck tractor left the paved portion of the roadway and overturned. The CMV was the sole vehicle involved and Woodard was uninjured and wearing a seat belt. The investigation revealed driver inattention was the main contributor to this crash. VT RTE 78 was closed for several hours during recovery efforts. No tickets were issued.

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