BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — A pickup truck overturned on the lawn at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. The Bennington Police Department said the crash happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday on Route 7.
Bennington Police, Bennington Rural, Bennington Fire and Bennington Rescue all responded to the crash scene. Upon arrival, police found a 2007 Ford F-Series truck on his roof. The truck was also towing a small trailer with tree branches.
Police said the driver, Danny Main, 35, from Shaftsbury, had already exited the vehicle when they arrived. He was the sole occupant and received treatment at the scene.
Main initially told officers that he was not the driver and that the real driver had fled the scene. This prompted Bennington Police to dispatch K-9 to the scene. Through investigation and testimony, police discovered that Main was the driver at the time of the crash. Police said he was an unlicensed operator in Vermont.
Police said Main was traveling south on Route 7 South before crossing the northbound lane and turning around in front of the cemetery. This section of Route 7 South was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the truck and trailer were removed.
Police said they are investigating the distracted driving accident and criminal charges will be filed with the Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office. The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information can contact Corporal Ferrara and Officer Racana at (802) 442-1030 or via the Bennington Police Department website.