On 05/06/19 at approximately 1:42pm, Brattleboro Police responded to Western Avenue near exit 2 for a motor vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle and a Sheriff’s Deputy conducting traffic control. Preliminary Investigation revealed that a Deputy Sheriff was directing traffic on Western Avenue, when he was struck by a vehicle (towing a car hauler/trailer) as it was turning left onto the I-91 southbound ramp.
Western Avenue was reduced to alternating one-lane traffic for approximately 1 hour while Officers conducted investigation at the scene.
At this time, no enforcement action has been taken against the operator of the vehicle identified as Cezar Julio Mafort of Danbury, CT. The crash remains under investigation.
The Deputy Sheriff sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.
Brattleboro Officers were assisted at the scene by members of the Vermont State Police, Windham County Sheriff’s Department, DMV Police, Rescue Inc., and the Brattleboro Fire Department.
In regards to the incident that occurred on 05/06/19, the Deputy Sheriff involved is identified as Kevin Turnley.
On November 13, 2018 at approximately 1700 hours the Brattleboro Police Department , Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc were dispatched to a car vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of Canal and Elm St.
Upon arrival Officer’s located a 2011 Mercedes C that was operated by William Wieliczka Jr., 54, of Holyoke, MA. During the investigation it was learned that Wieliczka was turning onto Elm St from Canal St when he struck a female pedestrian that was crossing Elm St. The pedestrian was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for serious but non life threatening injuries.
Elm St was closed from the Elm St lot to Canal St for approximately 30 minutes due to the crash for scene preservation.
Anybody with information is asked to contact the Police Department at (802) 257-7950.
On May 9, 2018 at 1318 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the intersection of Canal St and Fairview St for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Members of Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. responded to the scene as well.
A 28 year old female was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The operator of the vehicle, Marissa Heath- 31 of Hinsdale NH, was issued a VCVC for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The investigation is still active.
Traffic was temporarily delayed on Canal St for approximately 15 minutes.
On April 25, 2018 Brattleboro Police responded to the area of 1020 Western Avenue for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. When police arrived they found the suspect vehicle had left the scene. The pedestrian was treated by Rescue Inc. on the scene and released. Anyone with any information in reference to this is asked to Officer Lynde of the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950.