DANBY—In the early evening on June 1, state troopers from the Rutland Barracks were notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Danby Mountain and Brook roads in the Danby. It was reported the crash involved three persons, with one person trapped and unresponsive inside the vehicle. The Danby-Mt. Tabor Fire Dept., East Dorset Fire Dept., Manchester Rescue Squad, and Wallingford Rescue Squad responded. The state police crash reconstruction team also responded.
Preliminary investigation determined that Lucas Carnelli-Cadete of Manchester, Conn. was operating a 2004 Ford Taurus on Danby Mountain Road, traveling towards Brook Road, while William P. Secoy of Danby was operating a 1995 Ford Ranger, traveling south on Brook Road towards Danby Mountain Road. The vehicles collided at the intersection, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway and roll over.
The passenger in the Ford Taurus, Samuel E. Jenks of Sunderland, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Carnelli-Cadete sustained serious injuries and was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Secoy sustained less serious injuries. He was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Manchester Rescue, where he was treated and released.
The crash remains under investigation.