Leicester man killed in Route 7 crash

LEICESTER — A Leicester man was killed Wednesday evening when his car went off Route 7 in his hometown.

Vermont State Police found Jeffery McGrath, 53, dead in his car at the scene of the crash.

At around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 state police received a report that a car was off the road near Maple Run Road. Troopers found a 2007 Chevy Malibu had left the southbound lane of Route 7, struck a significant portion of guard rail, turned over and finally came to rest  approximately 75 feet down an embankment.

McGrath, who apparently was the only person in the car, was not wearing a seat belt.

Police are trying to figure out how the accident happened.

The weather was described as raining and the road as wet pavement.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Trooper Josh Gurwicz at the New Haven barracks at (802) 388-4919.

Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Brandon Fire Department and Brandon Area Rescue Squad.


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