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Vt. man dies in logging truck accident

ERROL - A Vermont man died Monday when he was struck by a co-worker driving a logging truck on Millsfield Pond Road.

Driver Mike Doucette, 24, of Milan was stopped on the road to put chains on the tractors' tires for a two mile trip further into the woods.

The truck, which is owned by Kelley Trucking of Milan, was delivering a piece of logging equipment.

A second worker, Brian Young, 42, of Concord, Vt., was helping Doucette put the chains on the tires. Doucette, believing Young was clear of the truck, began to drive forward.

When he did, he struck Young who suffered serious injuries and died at the scene, according to state police.

New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers were nearby on snowmobile and were the first officers on the scene. EMTs from Errol ambulance also responded to provide medical assistance.

The accident occurred about 1/10 of a mile west of the intersection of Route 16, just north of the Errol town line with Cambridge.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed at this time.

Troopers with New Hampshire State Police Troop F and Troop G are conducting the investigation.

An official from the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene.


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