One Dead in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Route 7 in Vermont

Authorities have not identified the driver who died.

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One person has died after crashing head-on into a tractor-trailer in the area of route 7 in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, on Friday.

State police say they were called to the two-vehicle collision on Ethan Allen Highway just after midnight. According to police, a Subaru Impreza was traveling south on the highway when it left its lane of travel and entered the northbound lane, colliding head-on with a Volvo VNL tractor-trailer.

Both vehicles wound up along the guardrails, at which time the Impreza caught fire. The flames spread to the tractor-trailer, which was carrying empty kegs to Shelburne. They were determined to be a total loss due to damage from the fire, police added.

Ethan Allen Highway was closed for more than 8 hours but has since been reopened for people to pass through. Further investigations are expected to take place on scene, however, so drivers should use caution in the area.

Police said they would release the name of the person who died once their family had been notified.

The tractor-trailer driver, 63-year-old Djordje Radovic, of Patterson, New Jersey, did not suffer any injuries in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal collision is urged to call Trooper Nicole Twamley at 802-388-4919.

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