Leicester On July 26, at approximately 12:31 a.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to a motor-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 at the intersection of Fern Lake Road in Leciseter.
Both vehicles were off the road and there was no impact to traffic. There were no injuries and only minor vehicle damage.
After interviewing witnesses and the operator, troopers discovered that vehicle 1, a Jeep wagon driven by Douglas Friend, 16, of Leicester had stopped at the intersection of Fern Lake Road and Route 7.
Friend had been traveling westbound, and was now attempting to make a left turn onto Route 7 to head south.
Vehicle 2, a Kia sedan driven by Rene Lavorie II, 47, of Canasota, N.Y., was traveling northbound on Route 7 at approximately 50 mph, the speed limit for the area.
While approaching the intersection, Lavorie noticed Friend’s Jeep cross the intersection in his northbound lane. He swerved into the southbound lane, but was unable to avoid the collision. The front of vehicle 1 collided with the passenger side of vehicle 2.
Lavorie was able to swerve back into the northbound lane and then drove off the side of the road.
After troopers investigated the scene, both vehicles were driven away from the scene by their respective operators.