Chester woman escapes with minor injuries after rollover crash in Landgrove

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LANDGROVE — A single-vehicle rollover crash on VT Route 11 near Valley View Dr. resulted in minor injuries for a Chester woman on Dec. 23.

Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury Barracks received a call about the accident around 8:18 p.m. They arrived to find a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek had rolled over with the driver, identified as Rimma Belenkaya, 58, trapped inside.

Belenkaya, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, managed to escape the vehicle with only minor injuries.

According to the investigation, Belenkaya lost control of her vehicle while driving north down the hill on the icy road.

The vehicle skidded off the right shoulder, causing it to flip and eventually come to a stop on its tires.

Authorities did not transport Belenkaya to the hospital, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Subaru Crosstrek was declared totaled due to the extensive damage sustained in the incident.

State police are using this accident as a reminder for drivers to exercise caution and adjust their driving to the road conditions, especially during winter weather.

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