On June 16, 2017 Brattleboro Police Department responded to Route 9 by John McKays Auto Sales for a motor vehicle crash. When police arrived the found John Pease (23) was driving his 2002 Acura west when he crossed over the center line, and crashed into Kurt Johnson (56) driving east. Both vehicle sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. No injuries were reported and the Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc. and the Department of Motor Vehicles assisted on the scene as well. Route 9 had restricted traffic for approximately one hour.