On Thursday, May 18, at approximately 2:39 p.m., the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a single-vehicle collision on Hazen Notch Road in the Town of Lowell. Preliminary investigation indicated a 2003 Ford Ranger was traveling east on Hazen Notch Road when it lost control and entered into the westbound shoulder. The vehicle subsequently rolled over in the shoulder before coming to a position of uncontrolled rest approximately 50 feet from the roadway. During the rollover, the operator, later identified as Shayne Bessette of Lowell, VT, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.
The on-scene investigation suggested there were other motorists in the area at the time of the crash and the State Police would like to make contact with those individuals. The Vermont State Police are asking the public and members of the community to contact Sgt. Thomas Howard at [email protected], or call 802-878-7111, if they witnessed the incident or have any information in relation to the events that took place on Hazen Notch Road.