On August 4, at approximately 3:13 p.m., Vermont State Police
responded to a two vehicle crash on US Route 4 near Winterberry
Road Extrance in Killington, Vt.
Upon the arrival of State Police, operator #1, Neil
Crossman age 65 from Pittsford, Vt., advised that as he was driving
west at approximately 40 MPH, his truck hydroplaned across the road
and into oncoming traffic. Crossman advised that he then crashed
into another vehicle before hitting the guard rail. The
investigating trooper spoke with operator #2, Elizabeth Baggett age
44 from Essex Junction, Vt., who advised that she saw the out of
control truck cross the road and hit her driver side door as she
Investigation revealed that Neil Crossman was operating a 2008
Chevy Silverado 2500 pickup truck westbound on US Route 4 while
Elizabeth Baggett was driving her 2002 Subaru Legacy station wagon
eastbound. During this time a strong thunderstorm was passing over
the area and reduced visibility due to a heavy downpour of rain
showers, which created pools of water and poor drainage across the
roadway. As the two motorist traveled to their destination, Neil's
truck lost traction and hydroplaned across the lane divider and
struck Elizabeth's vehicle before crashing into the guardrail
posted along the eastbound side of the road. Although both
vehicle's sustained extensive damage, no injuries were reported.
Elizabeth was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for
examination. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
The Killington Fire Department and Killington Constable
Montgomery assisted at the crash scene.