Tragic accident claims the life of 27-year-old Barton man

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Car accident Newport VermontBARTON — A 27-year-old man from Barton was tragically killed in a single-vehicle car accident that took place on Lake Region Road in Barton last night.

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Police say that Corey Carpenter was traveling east on Lake Region Road at around 10 p.m. Wednesday, when he attempted to turn right, south, on US Route 5. The vehicle, a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup, continued east across both lanes of travel on Route 5, eventually colliding with several large trees.

Carpenter was transported to North Country Hospital by Orleans Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.

The crash is under investigation. The Vermont State Police issued this statement:

“The crash remains under investigation, however, initial investigation indicates that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.”

Anyone with information, or may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the State Police in Derby at 802-334-8881.

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