Middlebury man dies in single-vehicle crash in Weybridge

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WEYBRIDGE — A local man was killed in a rain-related traffic accident on Morgan Horse Farm Road on Thursday afternoon, according to Vermont State Police.

David K. Ricklefs, 53, of Middlebury, was driving a 2013 Subaru Impreza northbound when he lost control, crossed into the opposing lane, and collided with a tree on the roadside.

The incident occurred at around 4:12 p.m. near 2813 Morgan Horse Farm Road in wet road conditions.

Ricklefs, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to UVM Medical Center.

He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.

Authorities have urged anyone with information to contact the Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919.

Assisting at the scene were the Middlebury Police Department, Middlebury Rescue, and the Weybridge Fire Department.

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