A man died at a snowmbobile event at Suicide Six in Pomfret around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, according to Vermont State Police.
James C. Darrow, Jr., 56, of Moreau, New York crashed into a tree while traveling off course down the mountain and died. It happened during a snowmobile race called Rock the Hills event at Suicide Six in Pomfret.
Rock the Hills is a traveling series that attracts top racers from around the country. The event was scheduled April 2-3 at Suicide Six, with drag racing on Saturday and a hillclimb on Sunday.
Josh Allen, the owner and race director of Rock the Hills, said Darrow as a long-time racer.
He said Darrow’s death happened after the race was complete, but declined to say more until the state police had finished its investigation.
Darrow owned a construction company in New York.
Police were assisted by Woodstock Rescue, Pomfret Fire, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART).