At approximately 0800 hours the Vermont State Police in Williston received a call of a vehicle off the side of I-89 SB at mile marker 78. Upon checking the area no vehicle was located.
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A second call came in at approximately 0930 hours stating they observed a car off the road at mile marker 79 SB on French hill. Upon re checking the area the vehicle was located down an rocky embankment not easily observed from the highway.
The operator was identified as Dakota Rockwell of Burlington VT. Investigation concluded that Rockwell had gone off the road around 9:00 PM the night prior and was not located until over 12 hours later.
Rockwell was unable to exit the vehicle due to his injuries. He was removed from the vehicle by rescue and transported to UVM medical center in Burlington for treatment.