Poultney On Jan. 2, at approximately 9:01 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to a single vehicle accident on Route 30 in Poultney.
Troopers observed a 2004 Chrysler Town and Country van was off the west side of the highway and had hit a tree.
The van’s operator, Veronica Dupell, 26, of Poultney, was seated in the driver seat. A passenger, Ashley Mulholland, 26, of Poultney, was seated in the front passenger seat.
Dupell and Mulholland both sustained injuries from the collision and were transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment.
A recent snow squall had created slippery road surface conditions just prior to the accident.
Dupell said she was traveling south on Route 30 in Poultney at approximately 40 mph due to the unsafe conditions. The posted speed limit is 50 mph.
When Dupell reached the area south of Farnham Road, she began to drive down a hill and lost control of the van. The rear of the van spun around and the vehicle slid off to the west side of the road and collided with a tree.
There was substantial damage to the side, front and roof of Dupell’s vehicle. The airbags had deployed as a result of the collision.
Dupell and Mulholland were wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred.