CASTLETON — A Rutland man was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday after the pickup he was driving hit a slick spot and went off the road about two miles east of Exit 5 on Route 4.
Police Chief Bruce Sherwin of the Castleton Police Department said Barrry McPhee-Loyzelle, 31, of Rutland, was driving west on Route 4 at about 65 mph when he lost control about 6:30 a.m.
“He hit some ice, went into the ledges and then ricocheted back out on to the road where his vehicle overturned,” Sherwin said. “He hit it hard enough to spin him around and bring him back into the roadway.”
Sherwin said the Chevrolet Colorado four-door pickup McPhee-Loyzelle was driving ended up across both lanes of westbound traffic on its side facing south.
The road had to be closed for about 20 minutes as rescue personnel extricated him from the pickup.
Sherwin said McPhee-Loyzelle was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service complaining of pain in his arm and back.
Sherwin said McPhee-Loyzelle was not cited.
“Certainly, the road conditions and his speed were contributing factors,” Sherwin said. “Sometimes an inch of snow is worse than a foot and a half of snow.”
Castleton Fire Department and Castleton First Response, and Vermont State Police assisted at the scene.
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