Open dump truck hits I-89 overpass in Williston – Vermont Biz

Vermont State Police The northbound journey lane of Interstate 89 simply previous the Williston exit…….

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Vermont State Police The northbound journey lane of Interstate 89 simply previous the Williston exit Shall be closed for an prolonged interval following a dump truck that crashed into the South Brownell Road overpass Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2021. Inspections are beneathway for damage to the bridge and the freeway.

No accidents have been reported Inside The solely-car wreck.

The crash occurred at about 9:04 a.m. when a 1996 Mack dump truck pushed by Tobey L. Askew, 46, of Colchester was passing beneath the bridge whereas the mattress of the dump truck was Inside the elevated place. The mattress struck the bridge And have become dislodged from the cab of the truck, falling into the I-89 journey and breakdown lanes beneath South Brownell Road. The truck is owned and operated by S.D. Ireland Corporations. The rationale for the dump truck mattress being elevated is beneath investigation, however preliminary investigation signifies the crash was an accident.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is inspecting the bridge for any potential structural damage. The Vermont State Police was assisted by the Vermont Division of Motor Automobiles Enforcement Division, the Williston Hearth Division, Williston Rescue, and S.D. Ireland.

Troopers have responded To 2 separate crashes involving 5 complete cars that occurred As a Outcome of of visitors and merging factors Inside The world of the preliminary dump truck wreck. No accidents have been reported Inside these secondary collisions. Drivers Inside The world ought to Decelerate, merge early, drive cautiously and with endurance, anticipate delays and think about taking alternate routes.

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Motorcar CRASH

CASE#: 21A103082

RANK/TROOPER FULL Identify: Sgt. Brandon Doll

STATION: VSP Williston                       

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: 08/18/2021 9:04 AM

STREET: I-89 northbound at South Brownell Road overpass

Metropolis: Williston, VT

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 83.6

Climate: Cloudy       

ROAD Circumstances: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Tobey L. Askew

AGE:  46   

SEAT BELT? Under investigation

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Colchester, VT

VEHICLE Yr: 1996

VEHICLE MAKE: Mack

VEHICLE Mannequin: Dump truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: In depth damage to mattress and cab

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A