POULTNEY - On Monday, Sept. 16, at approximately 7:55 a.m., the
Vermont State Police (West Side Office) responded to a single
vehicle crash with unknown injuries on VT Route 30 in the Town of
The investigation revealed that Edward V. Dupont, age 18 from
Pittsford, was driving his 2001 Toyota Corolla south on VT Route 30
in the Town of Poultney, just north of Ward Road. Dupont lost
control of the vehicle and struck a street sign located on the
eastern side of the highway. As a result, the vehicle continued in
a southeast direction into a ditch, became airborne, and landed on
its roof in the front yard of a residence.
The street sign suffered moderate damage, the car is considered
totalled. There were no pedestrians in the vicinity. While the
cause of the crash is still under investigation, alcohol was not a
factor, but speed appears to be a major contributing factor.
While on scene the Vermont State Police were assisted by members of
the Castleton Police Department, Poultney Fire Department, and
Poultney Rescue Squad.
Edward V. Dupont was wearing his seat belt. He sustained unknown
injuries to his wrist and was taken to Rutland Regional Medical