Shoreham man killed in head-on crash in Bridport Wednesday

<p> BRIDPORT &mdash; A Shoreham man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Route 125 in Bridport on Wednesday afternoon.</p><p> Vermont State Police identified the deceased as 66-year-old Thomas L. Scheufler, who was driving a 2004 Pontiac Vibe eastbound on Route 125, at around 3:20 p.m. when it was struck by a Toyota Rav4 being driven by 21-year-old Shelby Fernandez of Ticonderoga, N.Y., according to VSP.</p><p> A preliminary investigation indicates that Fernandez (travelling west) crossed the center-line of the road and struck Scheufler&rsquo;s Pontiac head-on, near the intersection of Route 125 and West Market Road, which is west of Route 22A.</p><p> Scheufler was pronounced dead at the scene, while Fernandez was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of knee pain and later released, according to state police.</p><p> Deborah Hawkins, 66, of Shoreham, a passenger in Scheufler&#39;s car who was later identified as his wife,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.8px;">was also taken to Porter for treatment of rib pain. She, too, was later released.</span></p><p> Both vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage, authorities said.</p><p> Police report the weather was clear and the road was dry.</p><p> The Bridport Fire Department, Middlebury Regional EMS, Agency of Transportation Highway Department, and Addison County Sheriff&#39;s Department assisted VSP at the scene. The VSP Crash Reconstruction Team also responded.</p><p> The crash is still under investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact VSP&rsquo;s New Haven barracks at 388-4919.</p>

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