On July 18, 2021, at approximately 5:20 p.m., troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to a reported single-vehicle rollover crash on Danby Pawlet Road., in the town of Danby.
Upon arrival to the scene,troopers located a maroon Chevrolet trailblazer that came to a position of uncontrolled rest, overturned on the roadway. Driver Scot Rafus was transported by ambulance to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. Initial investigation revealed that Rafus was travelling westbound on Danby Pawlet Rd., when he drove off the north side of the roadway, which ultimately caused his vehicle to roll and come to a position of rest, overturned, in the westbound lane of travel. Rafus was ejected from the vehicle and later succumbed to his injuries while at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.