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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Derby Woman Involved in Crash on I-91 Saturday Says Road Conditions Changed Instantly

IRASBURG — Yesterday at 7:30 a.m. the Vermont State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on I-91 southbound in the town of Irasburg. The crash involved a car and a tractor trailer truck.

The operator of the car was Andrea VanWoert, of Derby. She was driving a 2009 Saturn Vue. She was rear ended by a tractor trailer truck operated by Nigel-Patrick Heath, of Kilworthy, Ontario.

VanWoert was transported by Orleans Ambulance to North Country Hospital for minor injuries.

“I was going about 20 mph or less and I hit my breaks because the tractor trailer was already in the ditch ahead of me, along with 4 other large trucks that had pulled over in various spots,” VanWoert said. “No other trucks or cars went off the road as a result of the accident.”

“When my car stopped I was in the shoulder on the right side of the road, facing backwards. Mr. Heath had no control of his truck and was coming at my car head on. I made a life saving choice to hit the gas and hope my car would move on the sheer ice. Thankfully it was successful and the truck hit my rear end, rather than head on.”

“I have personally not seen the police report as I was taken to the hospital as a precaution for a head and neck injury. The state trooper did not indicate nor did I receive any charges.”

“Today was indeed a bad day to be on the roads, as the other drivers may have experienced, the conditions changed almost instantly.”

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