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SHAFTSBURY — The driver of an SUV and three occupants weren't injured after their vehicle struck a deer on Route 7 on Saturday night, according to Vermont State Police.

Aaron Lebert, 40, of Bennington was traveling south near mile marker 18 at about 9:09 p.m. when the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving struck a deer, police said. Lebert told police that the deer limped off into the woods and headed west. The deer was not located. Libert and the SUV's passengers — Nicole Lebert, 38 and three children ages 8, 6, and 2 — weren't injured, police said. All were wearing seat belts. The Nissan received damage to its front end and was towed from the scene by All Service Citgo of Bennington due to disabling damage.



ARLINGTON — A man was uninjured after his car struck a guardrail on Route 7A on Monday morning, according to Vermont State Police.

Diego A. Cabut, 64, of Sunderland was traveling north near White Tail Run at about 2:45 a.m. when he lost control of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu he was driving on the snow covered road, police said.

Cabut did not report any injuries and was wearing a seat belt. The sedan struck a guardrail and received contact damage to its front fender, rear bumper and trunk. Cabut was cited for driving too fast for road conditions. Police were assisted on scene by Paul's Towing of Manchester.



SHAFTSBURY — A New York man was uninjured after the truck he was driving struck a utility pole on Route 67W on Monday night, according to Vermont State Police.

Harold Niles III, 56, of Hoosick Falls was traveling east at about 50 mph and approaching Harrington Road at about 10:30 p.m. when he lost control of his truck on the icy road, police said. The 2009 Nissan Frontier struck a utility pole on the eastbound shoulder.

Harrington was wearing a seat belt and did not report any injuries. The vehicle received moderate front end damage and was towed from the scene by Walt's Service Center. Harrington was cited for driving too fast for road conditions. The Shaftsbury Fire Department, Bennington Rescue Squad, and Green Mountain Power assisted in this incident.



SHAFTSBURY — A Bennington man was uninjured after the SUV he was driving struck a utility pole on Route 7A early Tuesday morning, according to Vermont State Police.

Jonathan Purdy, 24, of Bennington told police that, as he came out of a left-hand curve near the 6000 block just after 12 a.m., his vehicle traveled over ice and he began to lose control. The 2009 Toyota Rav4 went off the east shoulder and the rear passenger side of the car made contact with a utility pole. Purdy said he was wearing a seat belt and was not inured. The Toyota received damage to its rear bumper, rear passenger quarter panel, and rear passenger side door. Purdy was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

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