On Feb. 19, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Randolph police
responded to reports of a truck rollover and an injured man at the
Cumberland Farms parking lot.
On arrival, Randolph police found four Randolph Fire Department
first responders administering CPR to a man lying on the parking
lot. The man, identified as Peter Maraget, 51, of Randolph, was
transported by White River Valley Ambulance to Gifford Medical
Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Also on scene was a 2006 freight truck and fuel oil tanker,
registered to Gillespie Fuel & Oil of Randolph and Northfield,
and a Gillespie truck driver, Robert Sheridan, 56, of Randolph.
Statements provided by the driver and by a witness, plus review
of parking lot surveillance videos, revealed that Peter Maraget was
standing at the fuel pump island closest to the parked truck, as
Robert Sheridan left the store and returned to his truck. Sheridan
checked the passenger side of the truck and then walked to the
driver's side, putting him out of view of the pumps and of Peter
Maraget. Maraget then walked to the truck and lay down in front of
the passenger-side rear wheels of the tanker, at about the same
time as Sheridan climbed into his cab and buckled his seatbelt. The
driver checked his mirrors and pulled forward, stopping in about 15
feet, as he felt the truck travel over something.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Orange County
State's Attorney were contacted and responded; a post-mortem
examination and toxicology were ordered. Cause of death is pending
autopsy results; the state's attorney's office is reviewing the
The Department of Motor Vehicles also responded and conducted a
complete inspection of the truck, finding no defects that might
have contributed to the fatality.
No further information is available at this time; pending the
autopsy, toxicology, and completion of the investigation.
Two troopers from the Royalton barracks assisted on scene.