A man from Orleans was hurt on Tuesday afternoon when he drove his 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the back of a state plow truck clearing snow on Interstate 91. Tevyn Columbia, 22, was taken to North Country Hospital for treatment of “non-life-threatening injuries,” Vermont State Police Sgt. Abigail Drew reported. According to the police investigation, James Harris, 49, of Glover, was driving a 2013 International Dump Truck in the southbound passing lane, having just reversed directions via an interstate U-turn. Columbia was driving south and was in the process of trying to pass another vehicle when he encountered the plow truck and crashed into the back of it. The Jeep was totaled, according to Sgt. Drew, and the dump truck’s rear axle was damaged. Sgt. Drew stated that Columbia was driving too fast for the conditions. It was snowing at the time and visibility was low, she noted. Columbia was traveling well in excess of the speed limit and excessively fast for current road & visibility conditions,” stated the sergeant. Interstate 91 was closed in the crash area for emergency crews to work and for the vehicles to be moved.
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