One dead in Route 9 rollover crash


BENNINGTON >> One person was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 9 near Furnace Brook Road.

Bennington Police said that at 4:30 p.m. they, along with Bennington Rescue Squad and Bennington Rural Fire Department, were dispatched to where a 2002 Subaru Forester, driven by Kerry P. Hoag, 33, had gone off the road.

Hoag was declared dead at the scene.

Police said Hoag was traveling east when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. His vehicle went off the north side of Route 9, down an embankment where it flipped. It stopped against a large tree, which crushed the roof. Route 9 was shut down for a period of time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bennington Police Department.

— Keith Whitcomb Jr.


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