RUPERT - On Sept. 11 at approximately 6:40 a.m. the Vermont
State Police responded to a one vehicle crash on VT RT 30 in the
Town of Rupert. When police arrived on scene the operator, Benjamin
Hunter, age 20 from Poultney Vt., had already been transported to
Rutland Regional Hospital for a laceration to his head.
Hunter was not wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle, a 2013 Toyota
Corolla was located off the south bound edge of the roadway and had
extensive damage to the front end and sides. It was determined that
Hunter drove off the south bound edge of the roadway and collided
with the guardrail before striking a large tree.
The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate whether
or not another vehicle had been involved in the crash. Anyone with
information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at