On-duty trooper uninjured in Readsboro crash

READSBORO — Vermont State Police say an on-duty trooper was uninjured when his cruiser went off the road and struck a tree Wednesday night.

The crash on Route 8 took place about a half-mile north of where it intersects with Route 100, according to a news release from Sgt. Seth Loomis, patrol commander for the Shaftsbury barracks.

Trooper Raymond Witkowski was responding to a family fight call in Readsboro and traveling south at about 9:21 p.m. when he came into a sharp left-hand turn.

"Trooper Witkowski began to lose control of the vehicle, over corrected and came to a position of uncontrolled rest off the east shoulder into a tree," Loomis said.

Witkowski, 22, did not receive any injuries.

The 2011 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser he was driving sustained extensive front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Readsboro Fire Department and North Adams, Mass. Ambulance Service also responded to the crash.

Reach staff writer Edward Damon at 802-447-7567, ext. 111 or @edamon_banner.


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