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Local man in motor crash

MIDDLEBURY A Middlebury man sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident on slush-covered Route 100 in Lowell Dec. 28. Harry Donor , age 39, of Middlebury, injured his hips and left arm. The accident occured at 9:20 a.m. The Mississquoi Rescue Squad and Lowell Fire Dept. responded. The investigation revealed that a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer unit was northbound on Route 100 carrying furniture in a long box trailer. As the vehicle rounded a left hand curve the operator lost control of his rig on the slush covered roadway. The trailer unit started to slide ahead of the tractor unit causing the vehicle to go off the right (east) side of Route 100 striking several trees before coming to rest. The truck ended up facing in a southerly direction tying up traffic as Riverside Towing attempted to get it back on the roadway and removed from the scene.Mississquoi Rescue used 2 rigs to transport the occupants to North Country Hospital.Sgt. Jeremy Hill of the VSP Commercial truck inspection team will examine the truck. The operator was issued a civil traffic ticket for going too fast for the road condition. The truck is considered a total loss that is estimated at $400,000., the load of furniture will have to be examined by the trucking company.

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