Feb. 17 at 4 AM, Vermont State Police were dispatched to the area of Landgrove Hollow Road and VT RT 11 in the Bennington County town of Landgrove, for a report of a tractor trailer crash. It was reported the tractor trailer had lost its load of lumber, scattering the lumber on the roadway.
While troopers were enroute, a second tractor trailer, reported to be a log truck, lost control in the same area as the truck carrying lumber, and collided with a telephone pole, downing power lines in the process. The log truck continued on and did not stop at the scene.
The log truck and operator have yet to be identified as a result. The operator of the tractor trailer hauling lumber was extricated from the cab and transported to the Springfield Hospital for medical attention.
The roadway in the area of the crashes was ice covered, causing hazardous conditions and were a major factor in this incident. VT RT 11 was closed for several hours during removal of the wrecked tractor trailer, and removal of the lumber from the roadway.