On March 19, at approximately 3:56 p.m., members of the
Shrewsbury Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service and Vermont
State Police responded to Cold River Road near Clarenbury Lane in
the Town of Shrewsbury, Vt. for a report of a motor vehicle crash
Investigation at the scene found 66-year-old John Diletto of
Doylestown, PA was towing a loaded snowmobile trailer with his 2004
Chevrolet Trailblazer, north on Cold River Road down a hill when he
lost control, crossed the center line of the roadway and crashed
into a tree off the wrong side of the roadway.
John Diletto was not injured, however his passenger, 61-year-old
Donna Diletto, suffered possible injuries to her back and neck.
Donna was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by
Regional Ambulance Service.
Diletto's Trailblazer was totaled, and there was damage to his
snowmobile trailer. His vehicle was towed from the scene. At
the time of this crash the Rutland County area was experiencing a
heavy snowfall event, and the roadway was snow covered.
John Diletto and his wife were both properly wearing seatbelts
and the airbags in John's vehicle did deploy due to the nature of