On May 26, 2021

Unsafe left turn causes young local drivers to crash

On Friday, May 21, at 1:20 p.m., troopers from the state police Rutland Barracks were notified of a two-vehicle crash on Route 4 near the Mendon Apple Orchard, in Mendon.

Through investigation it was determined Brandon Wortman, 22, of Rutland, was operating a 2020 Jeep Renegade traveling east on Route 4 when he turned left into a parking lot when it was not safe to do so causing Kyle Marin, 19, of Killington to crash into him. Marin was driving a 1999 Infinite QX4 traveling west on Route 4. The front right side of Marin’s QX4 collided with the passenger side of Wortman’s Renegade.

Neither drivers reported injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

The Renegade suffered damage to both passenger side doors and side skirt.

The QX4 suffered damage to front bumper, hood, right fender.

A Vermont civil violation complaint is pending, according to police.

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