HANCOCK - On Sept. 25 at approx. 1:23 p.m. Vermont State Police,
DMV Commercial Vehicle Inspectors, and Hancock Fire Dept. were
dispatched to a report of an accident involving a cement mixer
truck on Route 125 in Hancock. The operator of the truck, later
identified as Jason Barton, age 35 from Winooski, was air lifted to
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries.
The passenger in the truck, Michael Thompson age 45 from
Bristol, died at the scene from injuries sustained in the
Preliminary investigation showed that the truck was traveling
east on Route 125 and was loaded with concrete on the way to a job
site. Upon coming down a long downhill section and taking a curve
in the roadway, control of the truck was lost and it overturned and
went off the roadway, knocking down several trees before coming to
rest partially back in the roadway.
The truck sustained extensive damage making it a total loss.
Route 125 was closed for 7.5 hours while the crash was
investigated, the wreckage was removed, and the roadway was cleaned
This crash remains under investigation.