St. Johnsbury man dead after crashing into tree

A St. Johnsbury man is dead after crashing into a tree off Route 2 in Marshfield on Sunday at 12:45 a.m.

Garth Drew, 43, was not wearing his seatbelt when he his 1999 Subaru Legacy crashed into the tree on the south side of the road. Drew was trapped inside the car and when emergency personnel arrived on scene, they determined Drew was deceased inside.

 Preliminary investigation revealed that Drew was traveling west on Route 2 and for an unknown reason, his car started traveling in a southwesterly direction and went off the south side of the road and hit the tree.

The force of the impact crushed the front end, trapping Drew in the driver’s seat, according to police.

Members of the Marshfield and Plainfield fire departments used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate Drew who had been pronounced dead at the scene.

 His body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Burlington where an autopsy will be conducted.

The crash is still under investigation.

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