Fatal snowmobile accident in Wheelock

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WHEELOCK — A snowmobile crash on a VAST trail near Fall Brook Road in the town of Wheelock Saturday evening left a 47-year-old Connecticut man dead.

Police are reporting that Keith Whitney, of East Haven, was operating a snowmobile on VAST Corridor 52, when he went off trail and collided with a metal cable that was across two trees in a driveway leading to posted property.

Whitney was thrown from the snowmobile. Someone riding with him contacted 911.

Whitney was transported to the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital but did not survive the crash.

Members from the Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, Lyndon Rescue, and CALEX responded to the crash. Police say the investigation into the crash is still ongoing at this time.

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