Vermont police say man dies after car strikes tree in Derby

January 10, 2020 GMT

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — A 71-year-old man died after the car he was driving went off a road in the town of Derby and hit a tree, Vermont State Police said.

The crash on Cross Road occurred at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, when the car driven by Reginald Gray, of Brookline, New Hampshire, gradually veered off the right side of the roadway, traveled down an embankment and hit a tree, police said.

Gray was taken to the North Country Hospital in Newport, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, but speed does not appear to be a factor.