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Teen flips car on Route 30

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 Poultney.
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 Center.