Police: Icy roads cause multiple accidents


Windham County >> Vermont State Police reported several accidents in the Windham County area throughout the day Tuesday as rain combined with dropping temperatures made for slick conditions on the roadways.

At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Vermont State Police responded to the top of Hogback Mountain in Marlboro for the report of a single-vehicle accident.

Troopers determined Adam R. Labatt, 21, of Arlington, was traveling east at approximately 50 mph approaching the top of Hogback Mountain when he encountered black ice. As a result, Labatt's vehicle began to fishtail side to side. The loss of control caused his truck to leave the south side of the roadway and overturn onto the driver's side. The Brattleboro Fire Department and the Marlboro Fire Department responded to the scene. Marlboro Towing and Collision responded and removed the vehicle.

Less than two hours later the Vermont State Police responded again to Route 9, just east of Augur Hole Road in Marlboro, for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Troopers determined Katrina M. Barone, 46, of Marlboro, was traveling east at approximately 50 mph. As Barone attempted to navigate a sharp turn to the right, she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle began to fishtail side to side due to winter driving conditions that were present in the area. The roadway had frosted over due to overnight temperatures.

As a result of the loss of control, Barone's vehicle traveled across the westbound travel lane and she crashed into the guardrails. The vehicle then rotated 180 degrees and rolled onto the driver's side facing south. Part of the eastbound and westbound lane were blocked when the vehicle came to final uncontrolled rest. The Marlboro Fire Department and Deerfield Valley Rescue responded to the scene. A's towing responded and removed the vehicle.

At 11:15 a.m., state police responded to southbound Interstate 91 in the vicinity of Exit 3 for the report of a two-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Michael P. Buckley, 27, of Northbridge, Mass., was driving a 2013 Isuzu box truck while Michael Travers, 36, of Brookline, was driving a 2007 Ford F150 pickup in the offramp lane. When Buckley attempted to pass Travers, his vehicle slid on ice on the roadway and side-swiped Travers' vehicle. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

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