New Haven crash leaves car totaled, driver with minor injuries

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NEW HAVEN — A single-vehicle crash on the morning of Jan. 23 left a Subaru Forester totaled and its driver with minor injuries, according to Vermont State Police.

Kayla Perlee, 31, of Bristol, was traveling south on US Route 7 at the intersection with Town Hill Road around 11:19 a.m. when she attempted to avoid a vehicle turning east.

In her effort to evade the turning car, Perlee veered off the southbound shoulder and collided with a utility pole.

The accident occurred under clear weather conditions with dry roads.

Troopers, who were on patrol in the area, discovered the aftermath of the crash.

Witnesses reported that before the accident, multiple vehicles had maneuvered around the vehicle that was waiting to turn onto Town Hill Road.

Perlee, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, sustained minor injuries.

The 2020 Subaru Forester was declared totaled from the damage.

The Vermont State Police were joined at the scene by the New Haven Fire Department and Bristol Rescue.

The authorities are continuing to investigate the incident and have not provided further details about the unknown vehicle involved in the event leading up to the crash.

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