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Two-car crash leads to at-fault driver fleeing

WEST RUTLAND—On July 23, 2021, at 6:50 a.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police — Rutland Barracks were advised of a two car motor vehicle crash on Business Route 4 in West Rutland.

While en-route, troopers learned one of the people involved in the crash had fled the scene. The driver, Brian Amerio of Center Rutland, continued westbound on Main Street at Barnes Street where the vehicle crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, exiting the roadway off the north shoulder.

Troopers discovered Amerio’s vehicle had damaged a telephone pole, fencing and a sign in the St. Bridget St. Stanislaus Kostkas Church Cemetery. Amerio was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service because of his injuries. Troopers learned Amerio had an extremely low blood sugar count at the time of the crash. West Rutland Fire Dept., Regional Ambulance Service, Green Mountain Power, and Boondock Motors assisted at the crash.

Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Vermont State Police – Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101.

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