Staff Report

RUTLAND TOWN – A two-car crash on Main Street in front of Carey’s Auto around noon today sent both drivers to the hospital, Vermont State Police said in a press release.

Jessica Santini, driving a 2016 GMC Acadia, struck James Howland, driving a 2002 Chevy Tracker as he left Carey’s Auto, police said.

After the crash, police said Santini’s vehicle traveled down a steep embankment north of Lincoln Ave., and Howland was partially ejected from his vehicle as it rolled north in the southbound lane.

Howland and Santini were both transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for medical attention. Howland suffered a leg injury and both drivers had abrasions, police said.

The Chevy Tracker was totaled in the crash, police said, while the GMC Acadia had front-end damage.

The Rutland Town Fire Department and town police officers responded to the scene. Police said several motorists also assisted at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. Police said drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.