Teen killed in Fairfax crash

in News/Vermont

FAIRFAX — A crash on Route 104 in Fairfax this morning took the life of a sixteen-year-old Vermonter.

Police say Ada Sorensen, 16, of Fairfax, was headed north on Route 104 when she lost traction and control of her vehicle.

Paul Bowler, 54, of St. Albans, told police he observed Sorensen attempting to regain control of the vehicle.

He tried to avoid a collision by pulling to the right shoulder.

The two vehicles collided.

Fairfax Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, where the teenage driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

Bowler was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

A crisis specialist working in conjunction with Vermont State Police arrived on scene to assist with the family. Police say the specialist is working directly with an agency to design a plan for the students at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, as Sorensen was enrolled as a student there.

Police say the crash remains under investigation, but that the weather and heavy accumulation of wet snow and the roadway was a factor.

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