On 07/23/2016 at approximately 1857 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the area of Sunset Lake Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision into a tree. Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. also responded.
Upon arrival, officer's determined that the vehicle was unoccupied and no one was located after a check of the immediate area.
While officer's were investigating the collision, the operator returned to the scene. The operator was Cindi J. Edwards,19, of Keene, NH. Edwards stated that she believed she was traveling too fast while maneuvering a left hand curve and while doing so she had her cell phone in her hand. Edwards then drove off of Sunset Lake Road and struck a tree. Edwards was operating a red Chevrolet Aveo. Brattleboro Fire evaluated Edwards on scene for minor injuries and she was not transported to a hospital.
Edwards was issued two traffic tickets for using her cell phone while operating a motor vehicle and a ticket for traveling too fast for the conditions of the roadway.