Fatal crashes

On August 4, 2021 at 1:50 PM, Vermont State Police responded to Sheldon Rd. in Swanton for a reported truck vs motorcycle crash. Investigation indicated that the operator of the motorcycle, Peter Morin was traveling at a high rate of speed and crashed into the rear of a farm truck hauling silage. Morin was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. VSP was assisted by Missisquoi Valley Rescue, Swanton Fire Department, DMV and VTrans.

Shortly before 10 AM August 5, Vermont State Police, Plainfield Fire Dept., Plainfield FAST Squad, Marshfield Fire Dept., Cabot Fire Dept. and East Montpelier EMS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash.

Investigation determined a 2016 Chevrolet truck, driven by Norman Dix, 87, of Plainfield was traveling southbound on Lower Depot Rd. The vehicle traveled off the west edge of the roadway and overturned.

Dix was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, Judy Dix, was transported to Central Vermont Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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