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Police: Driver Killed After Striking Tree in Halifax, Vermont

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Vermont State Police

Vermont State Police say a driver crashed into a tree and died over the weekend.

Police say 47-year-old John Platek Jr., of Halifax, Vermont, was traveling northbound on Route 112 on Sunday night when his car somehow left the road and struck a tree. Authorities said the passenger-side front wheel and the airbags were deployed.

Police said evidence indicates Platek wasn't wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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