87-year-old Salisbury man escapes injury after crashing pickup into telephone pole

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NEW HAVEN — An 87-year-old Salisbury man walked away unharmed after his pickup truck crashed into a telephone pole on North Street on Feb. 4.

Reginald Betourney was driving his 2009 GMC pickup northbound when he lost control of the vehicle around 1:53 p.m., according to Vermont State Police.

The truck crossed the centerline, veered off the southbound lane, and collided with a telephone pole.

The accident occurred north of the intersection with Main Street under clear weather conditions and on dry roads.

Betourney, who was wearing his seatbelt, did not suffer any injuries, but the vehicle was totaled.

Members of the New Haven Fire Department and personnel from Green Mountain Power were at the scene to assist the troopers with the response and to manage the damaged infrastructure.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no hospitalization was required.

The incident is still under investigation.

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