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Panton man dies in ATV crash on East Road

PANTON – A single-vehicle ATV crash on East Road claimed the life of a Vergennes man late Saturday night.

Vermont State Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Colin Hossink of Vergennes, who was involved in a crash near 708 East Road around 8:28 p.m.

Authorities said Hossink’s 2005 Honda Sportrax 450R left the roadway and crashed in a field, causing fatal injuries.

The road was closed for an estimated six hours as the VSP Crash Reconstruction Team investigated the scene.

Local law enforcement agencies, including the Vergennes Police Department, the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, in addition to the Vergennes Fire Department and Vergennes Rescue, provided assistance.

While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Vermont State Police urge anyone with information to contact the New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919.

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