St. Johnsbury crash victim succumbs to injuries

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LYNDON — Almond Fletcher, 66, of St. Johnsbury, who was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lyndon over the weekend, tragically succumbed to his injuries, police say.

On Tuesday police issued a statement saying that Fletcher was pronounced dead on Monday at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.

Fletcher was traveling north on Elliot Road in Lyndon on Saturday, July 4, when he left the roadway, collided with a tree, and went down an embankment.

He was ejected from his vehicle during the crash.

State Police, Lyndon Rescue, and Lyndon Fire Department responded to the accident. Fletcher was transported to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital at the time.

An earlier report by police listed Fletcher as suffering head injuries as a result of the crash, but police said on Tuesday that the accident is still under investigation.

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