Milton man killed during motorcycle crash in Franklin County

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SHELDON — A 71-year-old man was killed during a motorcycle crash in Sheldon this afternoon.

Authorities were notified of a two-vehicle crash involving a farm tractor towing a piece of farm equipment and a motorcycle, at around 12:30 p.m.

Shortly after the initial call was received a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene and advised that the operator of the motorcycle was deceased.

Police later identified Rodney Hall, of Milton, as the victim.

According to the report, the tractor appeared to pull into the roadway in front of the motorcycle which was traveling west on Route 105.

The operator of the tractor, identified as Jason Kennison, 38, of Enosburg, was transported to the St. Albans Barracks on suspicion of DUI.

Troopers from the St. Albans Barracks are working with the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office on possible criminal charges as the investigation is still ongoing.

Members of the Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Police say further updates regarding the criminal investigation are expected.

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