Barton resident killed in single-vehicle crash on I-91

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BARTON — A 24-year-old Barton resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-91 early this morning.

Police say at around 1:15 a.m. they received a report of a person attempting to flag down drivers along the Interstate in Sheffield.

Troopers responded to the scene of the crash.

The passenger was identified as Madeline Olsen. She was transported to NVRH with what police say were non-life threatening injuries by Lyndon Rescue.

Police say the driver, identified as Justin Darling, was located down a steep embankment, deceased.

According to the report, Darling was traveling northbound in the left lane when the vehicle left the roadway, struck several wire guardrails, and traveled down the embankment striking several trees.

Darling and Olsen were both ejected from the vehicle.

The investigation is on-going at this time.

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