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Man crashes car, lands in river


TUNBRIDGE - On Nov. 27, at approx. 6:46 a.m. the Vermont State Police were called to a report of a motor vehicle into the First Branch of the White River in Tunbridge, Vt. by #53 VT Rt 110. State Police, Tunbridge Fire, and White River Valley Ambulance responded to the scene. The operator, identified as Jason Sprang age 21 from Tunbridge, was able to exit the vehicle and wade across the river and was aided by another motorist until help arrived.
Sprang was transported to Gifford Medical Center in Randolph with a possible back injury. Investigation revealed that Sprang lost control of his motor vehicle when he was blinded by an oncoming vehicle that did not dim its high beams. His vehicle, a 2004 Subaru Legacy sedan, then caught the edge of the road and although he attempted to correct his vehicle, he was unable to control it and it slid through the guard rail on the east side of the road and came to rest in the river. The road conditions at the time were ice and slush covered due to the sleet/rain.
The vehicle was listed as totaled.