On Aug. 3, 2021, at 3:25 a.m., troopers from the State Police — Rutland Barracks were notified of a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Route 7 in Clarendon.
Through investigation it was determined that Howard Doane, 30, of Rutland, was operating Honda Accord, traveling south on Route 7 in the area of North Shrewsbury Road.
Carter Betourney, 16, of East Wallingford, was crossing Route 7 on foot traveling from west to east.
Doane saw Betourney in the middle of the travel lane and swerved in an attempt to avoid striking him.
Doane struck Betourney with the vehicle’s driver-side mirror, damaging the mirror and causing minor scratches and bruising to Betourney’s left hip.
Betourney was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center.
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