Death After Accident During Northeast Kingdom Gravel Bike Race In Massachusetts

Tragic De@th After Accident During Northeast Kingdom Gravel Bike Race In Massachusetts

Following an incident during a gravel bike race in the Northeast Kingdom, a Massachusetts cyclist di*d. The Vermont State Police said that a cyclist from Massachusetts, age 54, passed away following a collision with a pickup vehicle early on Saturday morning in Caledonia County.

According to a news release from Vermont State Police on Saturday night, authorities are looking into the collision that happened at around 9:20 a.m. in Burke, close to the intersection of Brook Road and Carter Road.

At the time of the de@dly collision, Richard Wanstall of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was taking part in a cycling race. He had been driving south on Brook Road when he accidentally joined the northbound side of the street, according to a preliminary inquiry.

Death After Accident During Northeast Kingdom Gravel Bike Race In Massachusetts
Death After Accident During Northeast Kingdom Gravel Bike Race In Massachusetts

According to the press announcement, Wanstall then struck a 2007 Dodge vehicle that was traveling north on the highway. Wanstall had been taking part in the Rasputitsa gravel bike race, a yearly competition in the Northeast Kingdom that attracts competitors from all over the world, according to Seven Days.

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A post-Saturday on the Rasputitsa Dirt’s Facebook page read:

“We are deeply saddened by the news that one of our community members di*d today, after colliding with a vehicle while on course.”

Wanstall was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was later declared dece@sed. According to a recent release, the truck driver, identified as 27-year-old Alex Goss from East Haven, emerged unscathed from the @ccident.

The truck, as per the same report, only suffered minor damage. According to a press release by the police, initial investigations suggest that neither speed nor impairment played a role in the @ccident. The investigation is still ongoing.

You may have a look at the tweet linked below:

https://twitter.com/casmahall/status/1653203301083561990?s=20

In August of last year, the cycling community was saddened by the loss of Suleiman ‘Sule’ Kangangi, a Kenyan cyclist who passed aw@y during the Vermont Overland race. The incident occurred as Kangangi was descending Long Hill Road in South Woodstock.

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