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.