PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, KILLED IN SWANTON

This story was updated to include the victim’s name.

SWANTON: A morning crash killed a pedestrian on Route 78 in Swanton in the area of the Maplefields, according to the Vermont State Police.

Raymond Barrett, 74, of Swanton was walking across the road,  when he was hit by a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 33-year-old Corrina Almeida-Perez of Enosburg.

Barrett was not in a crosswalk, according to Trooper Shawn Cavic, as he walked between the Maplefields and the Sunoco gas stations.

When he was hit, he broke through the windshield of the Malibu which was later towed from the scene.

Barrett was transported to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with severe head trauma.

This marks the third fatality in three days on roads in Franklin County. On Friday, a Fairfax teen was killed after she lost control of her Volvo on slippery roads on Route 104. A Berkshire man was also killed on Friday after he crashed his Toyota Truck on Route 118 in Berkshire just before midnight on Friday.

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The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate, according to police.

The crash happened at around 6:16 am, according to records.

Trooper Cavic said no charges are expected at this time.

We will update this story when more information is released.

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