VERNON -- No one was seriously injured during a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Interstate 91, where a 12 passenger Ford EC3 van transporting a college team slid on some black ice and left the roadway, and police are crediting seat belts with potentially saving lives.
The Vermont State Police responded to the accident scene at mile marker 5 at about 7:15 a.m. After an investigation, it was determined that the vehicle hit some black ice and began to rotate in a clockwise manner, leaving the west side of the southbound lanes. The front of the van struck an embankment which caused it to roll.
The vehicle was transporting eight students from Dartmouth College from Hanover, N.H., to Axton, Va., for an ultimate Frisbee tournament.
"All of the vehicle’s eight occupants were seatbelted," according to police, "and no one was injured. They were all able to self-extricate from the vehicle. ... Given the dynamics of the crash, it is clear that seatbelts prevented this crash from being a multiple injury or multiple fatality crash."
One occupant was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Rescue Inc for an anxiety issue which resulted from the crash.
Guilford Fire Department assisted at the scene.
No tickets were issued.
-- Police on Feb. 27 arrested Cleo King, 27, of Brattleboro, after she failed to appear in court for an arraignment. She was taken into custody and later
-- Brattleboro Police on Feb. 26 responded to the McDonald’s on Putney Road to investigate a threatening incident. Following an investigation, Christopher G. Bridgmon, 26, of Whiting, was cited with disorderly conduct. He will appear in court at a later date.
-- On Feb. 25, the Windham County Sheriff’s Department investigated an assault which took place at Brattleboro Union High School. Following an investigation, a female student was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court: Family Division, at a later date.
-- Police on Feb. 22 arrested Nicolas Dow, 22, of Brattleboro, after he failed to appear in court for a pre-trial conference. He was taken into custody and later appeared in Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division.
-- Police on Feb. 19 cited Shadow Smith, 37, of Bellows Falls, for violating a condition of release. Smith was in possession of a knife following a court order than he not have any weapons. He will appear in court at a later time.
-- On Feb. 18, the Windham County Sheriff’s Department received a container of construction property on Route 30 which was discovered by a resident. Police are asking anyone who may be missing equipment such as this to contact them at 802-365-4942.
-- Following a vehicle stop of a Jeep Wrangler on Feb. 21 on Meeting House Road for a lane violation, Catherine Beatson, 47, of Rockingham, was cited for DUI and taken into custody. She will appear in court at a later date.
-- State Police on Feb. 18 at about 7:45 a.m. were alerted to a vehicle off the road on Mountain Road. Troopers arrived and discovered in a ditch a 2012 Lexus SUV which was totaled. No one was with the vehicle and there were no reports of an accident in that area.
Following an investigation, police located the owner, Lauren Fiori, 31, of New Enterprise, Pa., who told police the accident occurred while she was driving the night before and became distracted by her cell phone. She said she did not report the crash and left the vehicle "to deal with at a later time."
Fiori was cited for not maintaining her lane.
-- The Windham County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft from a cabin on Morse Brook Road. The property owner told police several galvanized sap buckets were taken from a shed next to his cabin.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Deputy Tyler Cooke at 802-365-4942.
-- Police on Feb. 22 were called to Bald Hill Road for a report of vandalism. The victim reported that her 2000 Ford Taurus was vandalized overnight; a couple of windows were broken and the body was dented.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 802-875-2112.
-- State Police on Feb. 18 stopped a vehicle on Route 9 for speeding, and following an investigation discovered that the passenger, Roger D. Dupuis, 45, of Cohoes, N.Y., had an active arrest warrant originating in Bennington County for retail theft. He was taken into custody without incident and held on $2,500 bail.