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Red Bull explosion causes driver to crash

RUTLAND - On Sunday, Jan. 26, at approx. 2:14 p.m., members of the Rutland Town Fire Department, and Vermont State Police responded to US Route 4 near Town Line Road in the Town of Rutland, for a report of a motor vehicle crash.
Investigation at the scene found 31-year-old Peter Capkovic of Slovenska Slovenia, was traveling west on US Route 4 while holding a can of Red Bull. A passenger reportedly assisted him with opening the can. When opened, the can exploded sending the product into the cabin of the vehicle. Capkovic then drove the vehicle into the oncoming lane and off the roadway striking a mailbox owned by the Rocking Horse store and severing a Green Mountain Power telephone pole.
Capkovic was able to drive the vehicle away from the scene. The vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe, was a rental from Enterprise. It received only minor contact damage to the hood, and rear hatch window.