Man dies in auto mishap

On July 22, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Rutland-resident George Wolf, age 75, was traveling in his 1990 Plymouth Sundance southbound on Route 7 in the right hand lane. Rutland-resident Valerie Badger was traveling west, in her 2004 GMC truck, through the intersection of Routes 7 and 103. She intended to travel west on Squires Road.

According to witnesses, Wolf did not stop at the intersection's red light and collided with Badger.

The front area of Wolf's vehicle made contact with the front passenger side of Badger's vehicle, forcing Badger off the roadway. Wolf's vehicle came to a position of uncontrolled rest in the field off the south west corner of the intersection.

The force of the impact caused Wolf's vehicle to change its direction 90 degrees; it came to rest in the middle of Squires Road.

Wolf was ejected from his vehicle and died while enroute to Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Badger was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. Clarendon Fire, Rutland Ambulance Service, and Vermont DMV members responded to the scene. The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone who might have witnessed the crash is asked to call the Vermont State Police at the Rutland barracks at 773-9101.

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