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Hardwick Police Report

Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash

On Monday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m., Hardwick Police arrested Hunter Patten, of East Hardwick, on an outstanding arrest warrant. The warrant was issued by Judge Morrissey on March 8 for felony possession of cocaine, felony sale or delivery of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of depressant/stimulant/narcotic. Patten was transported to Lamoille County Superior Court, Criminal Division. He was released by the court and ordered to return court on May 8.

photo by Vanessa Fournier
A tractor trailer loaded with granite driven by Andre Pare of Waterville, Quebec, went down an embankment on Vt. Rte. 15 in Hardwick, April 5 at 5:24 a.m.
photo by Vanessa Fournier
LaRoche Towing and Recovery of South Barre (left) assess the situation before uprighting an overturned tractor trailer, Friday, on Rte. 15 in Hardwick. The driver, Andre Pare, was not injured.

On April 5, at approximately 5:24 a.m., Vermont DMV Inspector Tyler Jacobs responded to a single commercial motor vehicle crash on Vermont Rte. 15 in Hardwick with no reported injuries. Upon arrival, a loaded tractor trailer combination was found to have left the roadway in an uncontrolled fashion, overturning and coming to its final position of uncontrolled rest on its side down an embankment. The tractor trailer was loaded with granite blocks that were being shipped from Canada to Barre. The driver, Andre Pare, of Waterville, Quebec, was not injured in the crash. He was operating a 2006 Peterbilt tractor and towing a 53-foot flatbed trailer. Vt. 15 was reduced to one lane while crews worked to upright the combination and clear the wreckage from the roadway. The carrier is working on contracting with a cleanup crew to finish cleaning up the debris and granite blocks.

Pare was found to be operating too fast for the road conditions. The cause of the crash was found to be driver error.

Vermont DMV was assisted at the scene by the Hardwick Police Department, Hardwick Fire Department, and Laroche Towing.

photo by Vanessa Fournier
LaRoche Towing and Recovery of South Barre pulls a tractor trailer up an embankment after the commercial vehicle driven by Andre Pare of Waterville, Quebec left the roadway on Rte. 15 at 5:24 a.m., on April 5.

The Hardwick Police Report is based on information provided by the police and is not a comprehensive list of police activity. Individuals named in the Police Report are presumed to be innocent until they plead or are found guilty in court.

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