I-89 Crash Involves State Snowplow Truck

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 9:58am EST

Sunday’s blinding snowstorm resulted in an I-89 crash that involved a state snowplow truck and another car.

Both vehicles were heading southbound at 2:20 p.m. on the Interstate near Exit 3. Driving the plow truck was Nicole Pierpont, 21, of Randolph, who was plowing the left-hand lane and slowed down to take a U-turn in order to plow the north-bound side of the Interstate.

As the snowplow driver did that, a 2014 Acura driven by Andrew J. Ross, 31, of Medford, Mass., approached “at a high rate of speed” and also on the left lane of the road, the police report said.

Ross could not slow down in time to avoid the plow truck, and so he attempted to veer left into the median, crossing through the U-turn lane. His car struck the edge of the left wing plow.

The Acura then continued through the U-turn lane and came to rest on top of a frozen snowbank. The vehicle sustained damage to both the front and rear end and had to be towed.

There was no damage to the plow truck and there were no injuries to either driver.

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