PERU -- A 45 year-old man was involved in a fatal snowmobile accident Sunday, Feb. 24, on the south end of Griffith Lake.

Shortly before 10 a.m., Vermont State Police were notified of a snowmobile incident.

According to a report from the Vermont State Police, The initial investigation revealed that Verouzhan Bagramian, 45, of Cropseyville, N.Y., was traveling east on the Griffith Lake snowmobile trail when the left ski of his snowmobile hit a section of ledge on the left side of the trail causing him to lose control. Bagramian was ejected from his snowmobile and thrown into a section of trees on the right side of the trail. Bagramian was wearing a helmet which was lost during the crash.

The chin strap to the helmet was found secure and damage was noted on the right side of the shield. Bagramian was immediately found by riders that were in his group who called for help and started CPR. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Londonderry Rescue Personnel, Pete Cobb.

Londonderry Fire and Rescue, Windhall Police, Fire and Rescue, VSP Auxiliary-Shaftsbury and members of the S. Londonderry Fire team all assisted. This crash remains under investigation at this time.