SWANTON: Emergency responders were busy wish weather-related crashes Monday as a small dusting of snow blanketed the area, but according to Vermont State Police, at least one of the accidents was related by something more- an impatient driver.
According to Vermont State Trooper Seth Boudreau, a single-car crash on Route 105 in Swanton on Monday afternoon was caused by the driver of the vehicle who decided to pass another vehicle.
27-year-old Sheena Gagnon of Swanton was heading east on Route 105, at around 2 pm, according to the Trooper.
That is when she tried to pass another vehicle on a short straight stretch just west of the Russel Road intersection.
Gagnon lost control of her 2015 Toyota Rav4, sliding off the roadway and striking a tree, before ultimately coming to rest against a home, about 30 feet from the roadway.
The home that Gagnon’s vehicle struck was the site of a fully involved structure fire earlier this month, which destroyed the building.
“Witnesses and Gagnon advised that she lost control of the vehicle due to the snow-covered roads at the time of the crash,” said Trooper Boudreau in a written statement to the press.
Gagnon had a passenger with her at the time, Alyssa Bennett, 27, of St. Albans.
According to the Trooper, Bennett and Gagnon were both transported to Northwestern Medical Center for injuries they sustained in the crash. Specific information on the extent of their injuries was not immediately released.