ATV accident results in fatality

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HIGHGATE — A Highgate man was killed Wednesday evening in an ATV accident in the woods.

Vermont State Police report Timothy Vachon, Sr., 45, was reported deceased at the scene.

First responders were dispatched to the scene when Vachon’s teenaged son walked out of the woods at around 5:15 and reported to a nearby homeowner that his father had been in a crash and needed assistance.

Firefighters from Sheldon and Highgate joined police in the search.

The accident scene was located in a remote area off of Pine Plains Road in Highgate.

The accident is still under investigation. Police report Vachon was not wearing a helmet. No further details were released.