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Vermont State Police: Monkton man dies in ATV crash

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Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont State Police say a Monkton man died Sunday morning in a crash involving his all-terrain vehicle.

On Sunday, Aug. 26, around 11:25 a.m., state police were notified that an ATV had crashed on Elder Hill Road near Quaker Street in Lincoln.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Troy Gadue, 56, of Monkton was driving the Honda Fourtrax ATV southbound on Elder Hill Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees causing blunt force trauma to the right side of his head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (Click here to see the obituary.)

Police said they found Gadue not wearing a helmet.

Although police say speed does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash, intoxicants may have played a role.

The crash is still under investigation.

Vermont State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or who had contact with Troy Gadue on Aug. 25 or 26, to contact the New Haven barracks at (802) 388-4919.

In other recent activity, state police troopers:

•  On Aug. 21 at approximately 6:48 p.m. responded to a one-car crash in Ripton on Route 125 near “Bernie’s Curves.” Police determined that the driver, identified as Julian Hamilton, 23, of Cornwall was under the influence, and cited him for DUI. They also issued a ticket for driving outside her lane, which could carry a fine of $220.

•  On Aug. 24 at about 7:45 a.m. responded to a report of vandalism on Fern Lake Road in Leicester. Troopers determined that Christopher Sumner, 36, of Panton had smashed the window of a car parked outside a home there during an argument, before leaving the scene in his car, which he drove with a criminally suspended license. After finding Sumner, police cited him for unlawful mischief and driving with a criminally suspended license.

•  On Aug. 24 at approximately 1:25 p.m. responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 116 South in Bristol. The driver, Zebadiah Lavallee, 29, of Westford, suffered a possible broken wrist and moderate damage to his motorcycle, after traveling too fast on a right curve near the River Road intersection. Police were assisted by the Bristol Fire Department, Bristol Rescue Squad, and the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.

•  On Aug. 24 at about 4:13 p.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 7 in North Ferrisburgh. Nobody was injured in the accident, which police said occurred when Rachel Frankenfield, 21, of Sherborn, Mass., attempted to make a right turn in front of a vehicle driven by Carl Marshall, 53, of Bristol. Marshall then collided into Frankenfield, sustaining moderate damage to his car; Frankenfield’s car was heavily damaged.

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