Dump truck rear-ended; Shelburne man unhurt
A Shelburne man escaped injury when his paving truck was rear-ended by a pickup truck June 8 in Jericho.
Rebekah Ovitt, 24, of Jeffersonville, who was driving the Ford F-150 that hit the dump truck, received injuries to her back, right leg, shoulders, hips and face. She was taken to the UVM Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, which state police said were not life-threatening.
Michael H. Trayah, 56, of Shelburne was driving a 2007 Mack dump truck loaded with asphalt uphill on Browns Trace Road in Jericho when Ovitt’s pickup slammed into the back of it, police said. The dump truck, owned by Pike Industries, was lumbering slowly up the hill when the accident occurred, police said.
The accident happened at 11:19 in the morning; the weather was dry and sunny. Police are still investigating why the accident occurred.
The pickup was demolished; the dump truck was disabled by damage to its rear end and undercarriage.
Charlotte driver facing DUI charge
William Root, 70, of Charlotte has been charged with driving under the influence June 10 at 9:11 p.m. on Interstate 89 in Williston.
Vermont State Police received a report that a northbound vehicle on the interstate was failing to stay in its lane. Police found the vehicle, observed a motor vehicle violation, and stopped the car.
Police said Root showed signs of impairment, and now faces a charge of DUI No. 1. He’s due in Chittenden County Superior Court on June 29.