On June 7, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police, New Haven Barracks, responded to a single vehicle crash on the Shoreham-Whiting Road, in Whiting. Upon arrival, troopers observed members from the Middlebury Rescue Squad, Whiting Volunteer Fire Department and Shoreham Volunteer Fire Department on scene and attending to John Burt of Whiting, the operator of a 2000 Chevrolet 2500 series truck.
Preliminary investigation indicates Burt was traveling east on Shoreham-Whiting Road with a passenger, when he lost control of the truck while attempting to negotiate a sharp curve.
Burt's vehicle traveled left of center, crossing the west bound lane, left the roadway, traveled down an embankment and overturned several times prior to coming to a position of rest on its wheels. Burt was thrown from the vehicle and landed approximately 50 feet from the truck. The passenger had fled the scene prior to our arrival.
Speed and possibly alcohol consumption are considered to be contributing factors in this crash.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to contact the Vermont State Police.