Vehicle goes over embankment

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Members of the Coalton Volunteer Fire Department evaluate the damage to a Chevrolet Trax after the driver went over an embankment Friday morning along Coalton-Pumpkintown Road near Norton.

NORTON — No one was injured Friday morning after a single vehicle went over an embankment.

First responders received a call regarding a Chevrolet Trax, driven by Thomas Ree, 32, of Norton, that was found resting against trees along Coalton-Pumpkintown Road near Norton at approximately 9:50 a.m. Friday.

“The driver attributed it to being a new vehicle and said he wasn’t familiar with the handling,” investigating officer Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp, of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, said. “He over-steered into the turn, got into the loose gravel on the shoulder, and it pulled him off and over the embankment.”

Sharp added he did not believe impairment was a factor in the accident and no citations were issued against Ree, who was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Senior Deputy M.P. Dyer, of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County EMS and the Coalton Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

“The driver refused treatment by EMS at the scene,” Sharp added.

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